Announcements and Book Updates





Correction on Page 29 of the book. We sent notice with our Email HW, but in case you missed that. we have a correction to page 29 of the book. The answer to the exam question on page 29 is "D" not "C". If you want a clean page print out this correction, print double sided and replace the page.



Click here for corrected page 29






Remember our seminar starts next week Friday March 21st at 1:00. If you are not enrolled and would like to attend, please call me.





The examination application deadline is Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All
applications must be submitted online at the web address noted below. Payment of the required
$200 license examination fee must be made online via the examination application, and must be
made only by credit card, or by debit card that can be used as a credit card.

The registration web address is:
Applications and fees that are submitted directly to the service port or CBP Headquarters will not
be accepted and will be returned to the applicant. Applicants who need assistance completing
the online form, or have questions concerning payment, may send an email to or may contact the CBP Help Desk at (317) 614-4964.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the examination application process well before
the March 7, 2014 deadline.






CBP has posted the notice for the April 2014 Exam. The exam will be held on Monday, April 7th. CBP states you can sign up in February. It looks like our materials are in good shape. We do not need to add any additional CATAIR Sections or Directives to the book. CBP will use the following references for the exam:



Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2013 version, NO Supplements)

- Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations (revised as of April 1, 2013 Parts 0 to End)

- Customs and Trade Automated Interface Requirements (CATAIR)
- Appendix B – Valid Codes
- Appendix D – Metric Conversion
- Appendix E – Valid Entry Numbers
- Appendix G – Common Errors
- Glossary of Terms


- Instructions for Preparation of CBP Form 7501 (July 24, 2012)
- Right to Make Entry Directive 3530-002A




CBP listed the entire 19 CFR as test materials. Most of us only purchase the actual CBP regualtions which are in parts 1-199. The only area that CBP has tested beyond parts 199 is section 351. I have posted section 351 as a PDF. Please print this out for your materials. Do you need to purchase the entire second half of the CBP Regulations (19 CFR 200 to end)???  That is your decision, but I would not.  CBP has been fairly consistent with exam areas over the years and I see no need to panic for the next exam.  I guess it is possible that CBP could ask questions from other areas of the regulations (200 to 366).  However, to date CBP has never asked questions from other areas… yet.  Section 351 is the section which covers Antidumping and countervailing rules. (AD/CV). 


19 CFR 351 AD/CV






Click here for the updates to your book. You do not need these updates if you received your book after 10/30/13. All you need to do is print double sided, three hole punch, and replace the pages.






I will be posting updates to our book within one week. We are still waiting for the official exam answer key to the October exam.




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