Ascent Global Logistics Blog

April 16, 2018

Introducing the Newest Member of Our Retail Consolidation Team: Michael Smith

We are very proud to announce Michael Smith as the newest member of our Retail Consolidation team! Michael recently joined our Retail Consolidation team as the Vice President of Transportation at Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company. 

April 10, 2018

UPDATE: Walmart On-Time In-Full

Two weeks ago, we posted about Walmart’s On Time In Full (OTIF) upcoming program changes. Since the blog post was written, a Walmart announcement from Steve Bratspies (Chief Merchandising Officer, Walmart U.S.)

April 3, 2018

How To Ensure Compliance With Generalized System Of Preference (GSP) Re-authorization

With the President signing into law H.R. 1625 on March 23, 2018, GSP has now been extended retroactively from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020.  The effective date of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018” is April 22, 2018, when programming will be updated to reflect the GSP duty status of approximately 5000 tariff items.

March 30, 2018

Customs Compliance for Importers: What You Need to Know About Reasonable Care

While the concept of Reasonable Care has been around for over twenty years, today’s circular is a reminder of the importance of exercising Reasonable Care in all interactions with U. S.

March 28, 2018

UPDATE: Logistics News For Walmart Suppliers

In January 2018, we posted about Walmart’s On Time In Full (OTIF) upcoming program changes. Since the blog post was written, here are the key reminders for the April 2018 OTIF program changes:

March 23, 2018

Steel And Aluminum Tariffs: What Importers Need To Know

***See the latest update regarding Section 301 Tariffs by clicking here.

Starting on March 23, 2018, there will be tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum products that are imported into the United States.

February 28, 2018

North American Trucking, Drayage and Intermodal Update

Continued acceleration of the domestic freight market has been a common topic in our CLIFF NOTES weekly e-newsletter and the outlook for the freight industry shows no sign of slowing.

February 28, 2018

Importer Update: Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

What is the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program? What is the current status of the program? What countries are involved? What are some examples of GSP eligible products? Read below for answers to these common importer questions and more. 

February 7, 2018

Highlights From the First Year at Ascent

Our team is extremely proud to have celebrated our one year anniversary of Ascent Global Logistics on January 25, 2018. Just over one year ago we became a unified team with the common goal of being our clients’ most trusted and valued logistics provider by offering end-to-end solutions.

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