[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 128 (Tuesday, July 3, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 39502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16289]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


New Date for the October 2012 Customs Broker License Examination

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: General notice.

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SUMMARY: This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) has changed the date on which the semi-annual written 
examination for an individual broker's license will be held in October 
2012.

DATES: The customs broker's license examination scheduled for October 
2012 will be held on Wednesday, October 3.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Russell Morris, Broker Compliance 
Branch, Office of International Trade, (202) 863-6543.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1641), 
provides that a person (an individual, corporation, association, or 
partnership) must hold a valid customs broker's license and permit in 
order to transact customs business on behalf of others, sets forth 
standards for the issuance of broker's licenses and permits, and 
provides for the taking of disciplinary action against brokers that 
have engaged in specified types of infractions. This section also 
provides that an examination may be conducted to assess an applicant's 
qualifications for a license.
    The regulations issued under the authority of section 641 are set 
forth in Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 111 (19 CFR 
111). Part 111 sets forth the regulations regarding the licensing of, 
and granting of permits to, persons desiring to transact customs 
business as customs brokers. These regulations also include the 
qualifications required of applicants and the procedures for applying 
for licenses and permits. 19 CFR 111.11 sets forth the basic 
requirements for a broker's license and, 19 CFR 111.11(a)(4), provides 
that an applicant for an individual broker's license must attain a 
passing grade (75 percent or higher) on a written examination.
    19 CFR 111.13 sets forth the requirements and procedures for the 
written examination for an individual broker's license. The written 
customs broker license examinations will be given on the first Monday 
in April and October unless the regularly scheduled examination date 
conflicts with a national holiday, religious observance, or other 
foreseeable event.
    CBP recognizes that the first Monday in October 2012 coincides with 
the observance of the religious holiday, Sukkot. In consideration of 
this conflict, CBP has decided to change the established date of the 
examination. This document announces that CBP has scheduled the October 
2012 broker license examination to be held on Wednesday, October 3, 
2012.

    Dated: June 21, 2012.
Richard F. DiNucci,
Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade.
[FR Doc. 2012-16289 Filed 7-2-12; 8:45 am]
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