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Prepare for the October 2012 Customs House Broker License Exam Online!

EACC Member Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms specializing in Customs law, is offering a course in preparation for the October 2012 Custom House Broker License Exam.

The Firm has held highly successful Broker’s License exam courses in Boston, Los Angeles, and New York.  This course also provides an excellent review and overview of customs law and compliance for importers not intending to take the broker’s exam.

Fee:                  $400.00

Time:               Ten 2-hour Webinars, Tuesdays 6-8 pm Eastern Time – July 17- September 25. 

Please signup online by clicking here REGISTRATION or by completing the below registration form and return by email or facsimile.  We must receive payment before the first class.  Information regarding where to log on will be sent upon receipt of full payment.  Checks must be received prior to July 15.  We encourage you to pay via PayPal.

This event is approved by The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) for 20 Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) continuing education points.

The exam tests knowledge of U.S. Customs regulations, classification, valuation, broker regulation, and entry preparation.  It is advisable that students have some experience in import operations or customs brokerage.  U.S. Government regulations require that applicants for a broker license be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and U.S. citizens.

All participants must have the current 2012 Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States and the Customs Regulation (19 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1-199, Part 200-End)) as of April 1, 2012.  A loose-leaf edition of the regulations is also available.  Please make sure you have received the latest updates with your purchase.  These Government publications are available from Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, D.C. 20402 (1-866-512-1800 or 1-202-512-1800) or online at  Delivery can take from 3 to 8 weeks.  You can charge your purchase on American Express, Visa or MasterCard.  These publications can also be purchased from private vendors such as Boskage (

As part of the fee for the course, each participant will receive a course book including materials to assist in the preparation of the exam (Customs directives, pipelines, decisions, etc.) and prior Customs broker examinations.  The exams will be for you to take at home and review to discuss in class.  Practicing the prior exams assists you in familiarizing you to the format and manner of the exam.

The webinar series will be led primarily by David M. Murphy, Esq.  David M. Murphy is a licensed Customs broker since 1992, a NCBFAA “Certified Customs Specialist,” an attorney and partner with the law firm of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman, & Klestadt LLP.  Mr. Murphy has taught a Broker Exam review course in the Port of New York since 1996 and has over twenty years experience in handling Customs brokerage issues as well as customs and trade issues including U.S. export control, FTZs, and international sanctions programs.

The firm also offers live exam preparation classes in Los Angeles and New York (JFK Airport).  The New York JFK Live Class will be held Monday evenings 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Building 14 at JFK Airport beginning July 16.  To register for the live New York class, signup online by clicking here REGISTRATION or by completing the below registration form and return by email or facsimile.  To register for the live Los Angeles class, contact the Foreign Trade Association of Southern California ( or the instructor Erik Smithweiss ( .   

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:  David M. Murphy ( or call at 212-557-4000.