Ascent Global Logistics Blog

January 16, 2020

USMCA Passed; Phase One Trade Agreement Signed

Phase One Trade Agreement Signed

In a historic moment, a Phase One Trade Agreement was signed on January 15, 2020, between China and the United States, shining a positive light on the ongoing trade war between the two economic powerhouses.

January 9, 2020

How to Navigate International Shipping This Chinese New Year

This year, the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday is starting early and will occur from January 24 through January 30. It’s not surprising that as the world’s number one exporter celebrates its major holiday, shipping delays can be expected, in some cases, even weeks after the holiday ends.

December 18, 2019

What’s the Next Move in the Tariff Game?

Each week, the trade community watches the giant chess match between China and the United States, seeing who will make the next move, who will potentially “win” the match or if the game will end in a draw.

November 4, 2019

Insuring Overseas: Your Guide to International Cargo Insurance

Trading globally involves risks, but having international cargo insurance is one of the best ways to offer peace of mind to both the buyer and the seller. Ascent Global Logistics wants your shipments to be monetarily safeguarded against physical loss or damage while in transit.

October 8, 2019

Compliance Circular: October 2019

Read the October Compliance Circular for information regarding Section 321 entries. 

September 3, 2019

Compliance Circular: September 2019

With varying regulations governing the disclosure (Freedom of Information Act) or confidentiality (Department of Homeland Security) of certain records, it can sometimes be challenging to know who can have access to what information in the international world of trade.

August 1, 2019

Compliance Circular: August 2019

Over 1,200 members of the trade community including importers, exporters, customs brokers, forwarders, carriers and various supporting businesses descended on Chicago July 22-24, 2019 to hear from the top leadership of the U.S.

July 1, 2019

Compliance Circular July 2019

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently held their annual Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorisam (CTPAT) Conference in San Antonio, TX, with an attendance of over 1,500 CTPAT members ? from importers and exporters to Canadian and Mexican foreign manufacturers, from highway carriers and sea carriers to brokers and freight forwarders.

June 3, 2019

Compliance Circular June 2019

One of the busiest travel seasons has arrived, with travelers preparing to take trips that will have them transiting through airports both domestically and internationally, as well as crossing various international borders and possibly interacting with different customs officials.