Ascent Global Logistics Blog

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
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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.

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.