Ascent Global Logistics Blog

April 25, 2018

3 Reasons Why You Need A Reliable Transportation Solutions Partner

With capacity shortages and increased demand, now is the time to rethink your supply chain. Even if you think you can manage everything by yourself, it still pays to have a trusted logistics partner.

April 24, 2018

How Switching From Excel To A Robust Technology Suite Can Save You Money!

At Ascent Global Logistics, we are constantly looking for ways to help our customers become leading importers. With that being said, we understand that many importers still use traditional Excel files to manage and track all of their purchase orders.

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 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
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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. 

December 19, 2017
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Analysis: What to Expect in the 2018 Freight Market

As 2017 closes and another New Year approaches, our team has worked to compile a list of things shippers should be planning for in 2018. 

Looking back at 2017, the freight market continued to recover and pick up speed from the 2015 freight recession. 

December 6, 2017
truck driving in the winter weather on a road with snow

A Shipper’s Guide to Time Critical LTL Holiday Freight

Shipping freight that requires time definite arrival during the holidays can be challenging. However, with an optimum combination of knowledge and technology, managing last minute holiday shipments can be less stressful.

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