Ascent Global Logistics Blog

December 20, 2018

Improve Your Odds At Winning the Promotional Product Shipping Game

In a time where domestic shippers face capacity issues and driver shortages, it is important that you re-evaluate your promotional product shipment strategy. Fortunately, the shipping experts at Ascent Global Logistics have the tools and knowledge to help you beat the odds and overcome your promotional product shipping challenges.

December 19, 2018

IMPORTANT: USTR Issues Federal Register Notice

United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a Federal Register notice today to delay collection of 25 percent S301 duty rate on List 3 goods until March 2, 2019. Click here to see the official statement from the USTR.

December 14, 2018

US Ports Of Entry Experiencing Significant Delays Due To January 1 Deadline

The anticipated 25 percent tariff increase scheduled for January 1, 2019 is in current delay by the Trump administration, however, shippers have been actively moving billions of dollars of goods into US ports for several weeks to arrive before January 1, 2019.

December 11, 2018

Retail Consolidation: Good For Both Branded And Private Label Suppliers

Last month, our Retail Consolidation team at Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, had the opportunity to attend the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) Trade Show. While attending, our team members viewed over 2,000 booths and spoke with many private label suppliers about their delivery challenges to big box retailers.

December 4, 2018

Binding Rulings: Take The Guesswork Out Of The Process

Each product that is imported into the United States and cleared through Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is required to be classified based on The Harmonized Tariff System of the United States.

November 27, 2018

“Sea” The Difference In Your Import Activities

With several proposed tariff lists that are slated to go into effect, now is the time to start thinking about gaining visibility and improving efficiency within your supply chain.

November 26, 2018

IMPORTANT: Winter Weather In The United States Could Cause Shipping Delays

Over the past 24 hours, many parts of the Midwestern United States have experienced up to 12 inches of snow accumulation. As a result, critical shipping lanes throughout the United States could experience significant delays.

November 14, 2018

4 Questions To Ask When Looking For A Top Duty Drawback Provider

Let’s face it: getting money back is not always ‘common cents.’ While Duty Drawback can be accessible, it is still a very long and complex process to receive Duty Drawback from your import activities.

November 6, 2018

November 2018 Compliance Circular: MTB H.R. 4318 A Break For Importers!

While the trade world has been focusing on the S232 and S301 remedy tariffs, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill of 2018 has been quietly implemented. This has allowed for a temporary reduction or suspension of import tariffs paid on particular imported items into the United States.