Ascent Global Logistics Blog

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.

February 21, 2019

TARIFF RECAP: Almost Time To “Celebrate” New Trade Deals And Increases

Over the last several months, there have been a number of key updates to S232 Tariffs and S301 Tariffs Lists 1-3. In addition, the United States and China continue to hold trade talks.

February 19, 2019

TRADE NEWS: Congress Requests Product-Specific Exclusion Process From USTR

Congress has requested that the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) create the formal exclusion process for products outlined under the S301 List 3 tariffs. These tariffs for $200 billion worth of imports from China are scheduled to increase from 10 percent to 25 percent on March 2, 2019.

February 15, 2019

How To Address Your Supply Chain Complexities In 2019

Now that 2019 is underway and our clients are actively planning for the rest of the year, industry experts predict that demand for industrial technology and manufacturing will continue to grow.

February 15, 2019

TRADE NEWS: US Government Shutdown Averted, Possible Delay In Proposed S301 Tariffs

Impending US Government Shutdown Averted

On the afternoon of February 15, 2019, US President Donald Trump signed an emergency spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown. The legislation provides $333 Billion worth of funding to several key Cabinet agencies through September 2019.

February 12, 2019

IMPORTANT: New England Motor Freight Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition

New England Motor Freight (NEMF) announced on February 11, 2019 that it voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark.

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