Ascent Global Logistics Blog

April 9, 2019
Cargo containership making waves in the ocean with blue sky

International News Bulletin: Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Imposes New Draft Restrictions

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) imposed a draft restriction of 47 feet in mid-March. ACP plans to impose a more severe limit on April 11, 2019. This will directly impact the size and number of TEUs that will be available for loading through the Panama Canal.

April 4, 2019

NMFC Changes Effective April 27, 2019

Supplement 1 from the Commodity Classification Standards Board has been posted. This notice lists various changes to NMFCs and packaging rules that will go into effect on April 27, 2019.

April 4, 2019

What Importers Need to Know About TSCA and Wood Products

Importers must provide documentation certifying compliance with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) when importing composite wood products into the United States. Here’s what importers need to know about TSCA and imported wood products.

April 2, 2019

Six Seasonal Shipping Facts You Should Know

The annual shipping season for seasonal products, such as flowers, plants and produce, typically begins in the early spring months and continues through summer. As there is much to understand about the ins and outs of seasonal shipping, our logistics experts have compiled a list of the top six things that shippers need to know.

April 2, 2019
Container ship idle at a port in ocean with view of sky

S301 List 3 Tariff Rate Increase Postponed “Until Further Notice”

The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently issued a notice, officially “postponing” the tariff rate increase “until further notice.” S301 List 3 tariffs will remain at 10 percent instead of increasing to 25 percent.

April 1, 2019

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UPDATE: Potential Delays At US-Mexico Border

Last week, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced that CBP will reassign up to 750 officers from ports of entry along the US-Mexico border. These officers will assist US Border Patrol with processing an increased number of migrant crossings.

March 28, 2019

Five Heavy Haul Questions & Answers From Our Specialized Transportation Team

Ascent Global Logistics heavy haul team, Ascent Specialized, was recently recognized by the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) as an industry leader. Our heavy haul team member, Travis Lewellyn, was selected as one of fifteen up-and-coming global leaders that were invited to attend the 2019 Leadership Forum.

March 5, 2019

Power Of Attorney: Critical To International Shippers

When people hear the phrase “Power of Attorney,” they often think immediately of a Medical Power of Attorney or a Dependent Power of Attorney. However, Powers of Attorney are crucial to the International Freight Forwarding and Customs Brokerage world. 
February 25, 2019

TARIFF UPDATE: US Administration Plans To Delay Implementing S301 List 3 Tariffs

Over the weekend, the US Administration announced that it would postpone increasing S301 List 3 tariffs. The United States and Chinese President Xi Jinping plan to meet to reach a final trade agreement.

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