April 2009 Customs Broker Exam

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Bridgette Jones in Chicago, Illinois

70 months ago

I am looking for anyone who has taken the test recently and is willing to sell their study material. Also, if anyone is interested in creating a study group.

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tina in San Antonio, Texas

68 months ago

Did you find anyone to sell their study material? How are you going about studying?

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Bridgette in Chicago, Illinois

68 months ago

No I have not found anyone willing to sell their study materials. The deadline to pay the application fee is soon and I have not yet begun studying. I might have to wait until Oct. since I wont have any extra $$ until the first week of March and I do not know if 1 month is long enough to study (though I can study all day)

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victormy17@yahoo.com in Calumet City, Illinois

68 months ago

tina in San Antonio, Texas said: Did you find anyone to sell their study material? How are you going about studying?

all est a job

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Lovely Carter in Chicago, Illinois

67 months ago

I am looking to take the October Exam...anyone interested in studying.

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Merit TRemper in Hanover Park, Illinois

67 months ago

Bridgette Jones in Chicago, Illinois said: I am interested in stydying for the October exam. Email me at: bajhome@hotmail.com
and lets discuss how we would like to set this up.

We just finished a study group today in Elk Grove Village Area for the April test. If your intersted in studying for October E mail me at merittremper@sbcglobal.net

We had a small 7 person study group with 2 U S Customs Brokers who are also CCS

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clement key in Mooresville, North Carolina

62 months ago

Bridgette in Chicago, Illinois said: No I have not found anyone willing to sell their study materials. The deadline to pay the application fee is soon and I have not yet begun studying. I might have to wait until Oct. since I wont have any extra $$ until the first week of March and I do not know if 1 month is long enough to study (though I can study all day)

suggest that you concentrate on the Customs Regulations...index and TOC. It is important to find the appropriate references QUICKLY (3 minutes). Sometimes finding the specific reg is easy sometimes the question is rather difficult...most is being familiar and being abe to locate the appropriate reg quickly.

one question that may repeat is the delivered price duty paid where they try to get you to miss by not deducting the ACTUAL duty..if the correct duty rate is 5% then that is the deduction not what they necessarily give in the problem.

Regards...by the way I do offer a study of the previous exams with the full answer expalnation on how you arrive at the solution...

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Raja in Freeport, New York

62 months ago

Lovely Carter in Chicago, Illinois said: I am looking to take the October Exam...anyone interested in studying.

yes I am intrested , new in this feild but really want to appear in exam after the preparationO

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Denine Brinkmann in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

61 months ago

Merit TRemper in Hanover Park, Illinois said: We just finished a study group today in Elk Grove Village Area for the April test. If your intersted in studying for October E mail me at merittremper@sbcglobal.net

We had a small 7 person study group with 2 U S Customs Brokers who are also CCS

Hello Merit,

I was checking to see if you know of any other study groups for the April 2010 test?

Thank you
Denine

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merittremper in South Elgin, IL in Schaumburg, Illinois

61 months ago

We will be starting a study group in January 2010
We meet 1-2 times a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays for 12 weeks

If your interested let me know and I will add you to my E mail group and send out information in November 2009 so your ready to start in January.

There are a couple other people who also have study groups if I don't have enough people to do mine.

Are you able to drive from Elkhorn, WI? We had a gentleman from Waukesha, WI last January join us.

Merit Tremper

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Bridgette Jones in Chicago, Illinois

61 months ago

Dear Merit,

Please add me to your email group for interested parties for your 2010 study group.

Thanks

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Joanne Broz in La Grange, Illinois

61 months ago

merittremper in South Elgin, IL in Schaumburg, Illinois said: We will be starting a study group in January 2010
We meet 1-2 times a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays for 12 weeks

If your interested let me know and I will add you to my E mail group and send out information in November 2009 so your ready to start in January.

There are a couple other people who also have study groups if I don't have enough people to do mine.

Are you able to drive from Elkhorn, WI? We had a gentleman from Waukesha, WI last January join us.

Merit Tremper

Hi Merit -
Can you please let me know when/if you are planning on hosting another Customs Broker review Study Group for the April 2010 exam?
Thank you,
Joanne

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Tina

61 months ago

Any chance I can follow along on line? Not many people here studying for this exam. Not any that I can find.

Thanks
Tina

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Denine Brinkmann in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

61 months ago

merittremper in South Elgin, IL in Schaumburg, Illinois said: We will be starting a study group in January 2010
We meet 1-2 times a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays for 12 weeks

If your interested let me know and I will add you to my E mail group and send out information in November 2009 so your ready to start in January.

There are a couple other people who also have study groups if I don't have enough people to do mine.

Are you able to drive from Elkhorn, WI? We had a gentleman from Waukesha, WI last January join us.

Merit Tremper

Hello Merit,

Yes I am very interested in joining the study group. I am able to drive from Elkhorn, WI.

Thank you

Denine Brinkmann

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orhayk in New York, New York

61 months ago

i hope we will have study group in ny metro area one day,congrats chicago

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Nancy in Park Ridge, Illinois

60 months ago

Hi, Merit,

I am interested in the study group in January 2010. I live in Antioch, IL near the Wisconsin border.

Nancy

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Sarah in Los Angeles, California

60 months ago

I am interested in taking the exam but I wanted to know from some of you how hard is it to get a job as a customs broker, especially when you have no experience? Thanks for your response.

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jocansey in Chicago, Illinois

60 months ago

Bridgette Jones in Chicago, Illinois said: I am looking for anyone who has taken the test recently and is willing to sell their study material. Also, if anyone is interested in creating a study group.

Im trying to study for the test and need study group

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jocansey in Chicago, Illinois

60 months ago

need study materials and study group

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Merit Tremper in South Elgin, Illinois

60 months ago

Jocasey,

We have a few study groups in the Chicago area that usually have about 10 people in each one. Smaller groups are better for studying together.

If you are interested E mail me please and I will get you on the E mail list that information will be going out the last week in November for the January start dates.

Also as for materials you will need updated 19 CFR and also the updated tariff (wont know for sure until the test info is posted if 2009 tariff or 2010 tariff) so you might not be able to buy old material but if you join a study group all the handouts will be included.

For any of you that are really interested in becoming U S Customs Brokers make sure you are possitive you can devote 16 weeks of your life to this and give up everything else.

It is a grueling course and on the October 2009 test only 80 of 1200 applicants past the test. That is why it is better to do the April test no one wants to study in the summer and give up their whole summer for the October test.

Anyone has any questions feel free to E Mail me directly at merittremper@sbcglobal.net

Merit Tremper
U S Customs Broker
Certified Customs Specialist

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Merit Tremper in South Elgin, Illinois

60 months ago

Tina said: Any chance I can follow along on line? Not many people here studying for this exam. Not any that I can find.

Thanks
Tina

Tina send me your e mail info incase you didnt yet and I will send you some help info each week like we would cover in the study group.

Merit
merittremper@sbcglobal.net

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Joanne Broz in La Grange, Illinois

60 months ago

Hi Merit -

I am interested in taking the April Customs Exam. Can you please add my name to the distribution of when/where and Syllabus for study? Is the study location predetermined or does it depend on where the folks participating are coming from?

Thank you,
Joanne

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Tina

60 months ago

Merit,

Thanks for the response. My email address is: tzrhdc@aol.com

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Tina

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Eric Zerrudo in Bensenville, Illinois

60 months ago

Merit Tremper in South Elgin, Illinois said: Jocasey,

We have a few study groups in the Chicago area that usually have about 10 people in each one. Smaller groups are better for studying together.

If you are interested E mail me please and I will get you on the E mail list that information will be going out the last week in November for the January start dates.

Also as for materials you will need updated 19 CFR and also the updated tariff (wont know for sure until the test info is posted if 2009 tariff or 2010 tariff) so you might not be able to buy old material but if you join a study group all the handouts will be included.

For any of you that are really interested in becoming U S Customs Brokers make sure you are possitive you can devote 16 weeks of your life to this and give up everything else.

It is a grueling course and on the October 2009 test only 80 of 1200 applicants past the test. That is why it is better to do the April test no one wants to study in the summer and give up their whole summer for the October test.

Anyone has any questions feel free to E Mail me directly at merittremper@sbcglobal.net

Merit Tremper
U S Customs Broker
Certified Customs Specialist

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Dear Merit,

I am seriously interested in joining your study group, taking the April 2010 Customs Broker exam, and dedicating 16 weeks of undivided attention to it.

I will try to borrow 19 CFR from my freight forwarder friends as well as 2009 ( or 2010?) tariff. Please let me know how to proceed.

Regards,
Eric
ezbusiness711@sbcglobal.net

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Merit Tremper in South Elgin, Illinois

58 months ago

Good Evening Evryone,

I sent out an E mail tonight in regards to our study group in Chicago for the April 2010 US Customs Broker Exam. If you did not get the info please E mail me at merittremper@sbcglobal.net and I will forward you the info. The study group will start 1/13/2010.

Regards

Merit

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Meg in Glenview, Illinois

58 months ago

Merit,

I just came across this forum and am interested in joining your study group. I work in Glenview. Where is the group meeting? Can you please send me details?

My email: Roxanned2@aol.com

Regards,
Meg

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Tina

58 months ago

Merit, I got your email about the study group. Thank you. Still not finding anyone to study with in San Antonio. Has anyone had any experience with the Boskage prep course? April will be my second attempt and I really want it to be my last.

Any advise?

Thanks

Tina

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Beverly in Miami, Florida

57 months ago

Hi!! I am about to start a preparation course with Miami Dade College on Feb 2nd but need some support and this sounds great to me so what do I need to do to join the study group if someone could email me aryzbev@gmail.com.
I have been working with a Freight Forwarding company for the past 5 year and have been working on the in bond cargo do you think that this will give me a little bit of advantage on understanding everything related with becoming a customs broker?

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Ethan in Powder Springs, Georgia

54 months ago

For everyone with experience, or anyone who has a helpful answer, how does one with no experience actually get their foot in the door after passing the exam?

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Thalia Chao in Brooklyn, New York

40 months ago

clement key in Mooresville, North Carolina said: suggest that you concentrate on the Customs Regulations...index and TOC. It is important to find the appropriate references QUICKLY (3 minutes). Sometimes finding the specific reg is easy sometimes the question is rather difficult...most is being familiar and being abe to locate the appropriate reg quickly.

one question that may repeat is the delivered price duty paid where they try to get you to miss by not deducting the ACTUAL duty..if the correct duty rate is 5% then that is the deduction not what they necessarily give in the problem.

Regards...by the way I do offer a study of the previous exams with the full answer expalnation on how you arrive at the solution...

Hi, I am thinking to study to take the October 2011 exam. I have come cross your posting above. Could i get a copy of your exam/explaination document? thanks for your kindness of sharing

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35 months ago

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