Ascent Global Logistics Blog

September 4, 2018

Create An Ethical Supply Chain – Be In The Know!

In recent years, the United States government and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have taken a closer look at goods imported into the United States that are potentially made from forced labor or child labor.

August 28, 2018

Do Commodity Classifications Impact Your Product? Here Is How You Can Find Out

On August 25, 2018, National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc implemented a change in the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) of cleaning compounds under NMFC 48580.  Prior to August 25, NMFC 48580 had three subclasses:  100, 70 and 55. 

August 1, 2018

August 2018 – The Miscellaneous Trade Bill (MTB) of 2018

In May 2016, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act was enacted, which established a new process for “the submission and consideration of petitions for temporary duty suspension and reductions.”

July 31, 2018

How Partial Truckload Shipments Supplement Your Transportation Strategy

While most freight shipments are transported via less-than-truckload or truckload, there’s another method of transportation that could be a more economical choice for your business: partial truckload. Although partial truckload isn’t the most common shipping method, it can be a great supplement to your overall transportation strategy.

July 30, 2018

UPDATE: Important Section 301 Tariff Information For Chinese Imports

With all the recent updates to tariffs, Ascent Global Logistics hopes to provide key information that will allow you to maintain peak supply chain performance. Currently, there are three main lists of tariffs of U.S.

July 17, 2018

How To Apply For Exemptions From The Latest Proposed Tariffs (USTR-2018-0026)

The Administration recently announced intentions to implement $200 billion worth of additional tariffs on U.S. imports from China. This announcement (USTR-2018-0026) came after the Administration released a list of more than 6,031 product lines that will be charged a 10 percent tariff.

June 26, 2018

Spending Too Much Time Negotiating LTL Pricing Contracts? Here Are 3 Ways Ascent Can Help

When is the last time you reevaluated your less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier relationships? While we understand that this is a time consuming task, ensuring that you effectively manage your carrier contracts will help you and your business save time and money.

June 7, 2018

3 Frequently Asked Questions You Should Ask About Tariffs

***See the latest information regarding Section 301 tariffs by clicking here.

Over the past few months, we understand that it has been difficult to stay up to date on international trade and tariffs.

June 5, 2018

Future Proof Your Supply Chain: Why It Pays To Take A Look Today

How long has it been since you considered your supply chain and how to improve its efficiency? One month ago? Two months ago? A year ago? In a previous blog post , 88.3 percent of importers feel that their freight providers are not technologically advanced.

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