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Vasaris, the Fuzzy Dragon
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March 2014
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Vasaris, the Fuzzy Dragon [userpic]
Dear Customs:

And Nice People who Wrote the Good Study Guide...

The answer that Customs has for problem 65 on the April 2005 is wrong.

In fact, all the possible answers are wrong.

They are not wrong, O Nice People who Wrote the Good Study Guide, because the goods qualify for the US-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (although I think you're right that they do, and as such should have been duty free). No, they are wrong for one simple thing.

1000 gallons of juice. 250 gallons damaged and refused.

750 gallons imported.

Tariff Rate: 7.4 cents per liter. I'm sure we all appreciate the difference between liters and gallons, yes? That 1000 gallons equals 3785.4 liters... so 750 gallons would be 2839.05 liters?

You can not achieve any of the following totals with 2839 liters of juice @ 7.4 cents/liter.

A. $76.10
B. $75.10
C. $93.10
D. $29.10
E. $51.10


Frankly, even assuming y'all were calculating on gallons I can't figure out how Customs achieved $51.10 as being correct. I've checked the arcived versions of the tariff schedule to be sure I'm not missing something important (like a massive change in tariff rate). So... not getting it.

I dun get it. Srsly.


sounds like customs.

*snorts* Doesn't it? I feel like I'm missing something obvious, but I can't figure out what. And Customs is... Customs *wry grin*

i've given up on trying to explain what i do for a living.

Sweety, that's cause if you figured it out, they'd have to fix it...