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Retail Consolidation: Good For Both Branded And Private Label Suppliers

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Retail Consolidation

Binding Rulings: Take The Guesswork Out Of The Process

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 4, 2018 10:53:37 AM

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. Those classifications are the responsibility of the importer (19 U.S.C. 1484), since they have firsthand knowledge of what the article is, what it is made of, how it is manufactured and the end use.

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Topics: Monthly Compliance Circular, International Freight Forwarding

"Sea" The Difference In Your Import Activities

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding

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

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 26, 2018 2:30:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Holidays, Shipping Alerts

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

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 14, 2018 3:12:34 PM

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. However, the right blend of technology and people can help!

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding

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

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: Monthly Compliance Circular, International Freight Forwarding, Tariffs

Knowledge Is Power: Begin Tackling The LTL Over Dimensional (OD) Rules Puzzle!

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

As the capacity crunch continues, freight demand levels are at an all-time high. LTL carriers are now charging an Over Dimensional fee when a shipment contains an article that is eight or more feet in length. With some carriers, this charge will also be applied if an article is both six or more feet in length and six or more feet in width.

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Topics: ltl, Domestic Freight Management

Getting Your Money Back Is Common "Cents," Right?

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When is the last time you found a few random quarters lying around your house? Was it last week? Last month? Last year? One can only image how satisfying it was to find extra change lying around. Ultimately, that day was probably a very good day for you…

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding, Customs Duties, Importing

Tariff Talk: Making Sense Of The Effects Of S232 And S301 Tariffs On Duty And Bonds

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 2, 2018 12:00:00 AM

In 2018, the S232 and S301 tariffs have increased duty payments to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by up to 25 percent. Ultimately, this affects the daily duty payments to CBP and the subsequent billing from Ascent Global Logistics. We predict that duty outlay could be up to six times more per month than in months previous to the S232 and S301 tariffs.

The duty liability for the importer is increasing. To better manage this duty outlay as well as credit terms with their broker, importers are encouraged to apply for and begin managing their own duty payments to CBP with the assistance of their broker through the statement process.

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Topics: Monthly Compliance Circular, International Freight Forwarding

Create An Ethical Supply Chain - Be In The Know!

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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. The goal of this increased scrutiny is to ensure the United States is involved in a fair and competitive trade environment.

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Topics: Monthly Compliance Circular, International Freight Forwarding

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