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International News Bulletin: Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Imposes New Draft Restrictions

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 9, 2019 6:50:33 PM

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) imposed a draft restriction of 47 feet in mid-March. ACP plans to impose a more severe limit on April 11, 2019. This will directly impact the size and number of TEUs that will be available for loading through the Panama Canal.

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding, International Trade

NMFC Changes Effective April 27, 2019

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 4, 2019 2:21:29 PM

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.

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Topics: NMFC, Domestic Freight Management

UPDATE: EPA, TSCA And Wood Products

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 4, 2019 11:28:09 AM

The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, also known as the TSCA Title VI, was fully implemented as of March 22, 2019 following a nine-year waiting period.

Composite wood products required to be certified as emission compliant by CARB and EPA recognized Third-Party Certified (TPC) starting on May 22, 2017. From May 22, 2017 through March 22, 2019, products regulated by TSCA Title VI had to be labeled as TSCA Title VI or CARB ATCM Phase II compliant.

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, International Freight Forwarding, Monthly Compliance Circular

Six Seasonal Shipping Facts You Should Know

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 2, 2019 4:55:24 PM

Now that winter is almost over, demand for seasonal products such as flowers, plants and produce continues to grow. Shippers who transport goods from the Southern United States to the Midwestern and Northeastern United States will want to make sure their seasonal shipping knowledge continues to blossom.

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Topics: Seasonal Freight, Nursery

S301 List 3 Tariff Rate Increase Postponed "Until Further Notice"

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 2, 2019 9:30:11 AM

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. The delayed increase is due to progress in US and China trade negotiations.

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding, Tariffs

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UPDATE: Potential Delays At US-Mexico Border

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2019 3:20:34 PM

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.

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, International Freight Forwarding, International Trade

Five Heavy Haul Questions & Answers From Our Specialized Transportation Team

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 28, 2019 9:40:01 AM

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. This event was held in conjunction with the Specialized Transportation Symposium in Houston, Texas.

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Specialized Freight, Heavy Haul

Power Of Attorney: Critical To International Shippers

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 5, 2019 1:08:35 PM
When people hear the phrase "Power of Attorney," they often think immediately of a Medical Power of Attorney or a Dependent Power of Attorney. However, Powers of Attorney are crucial to the International Freight Forwarding and Customs Brokerage world. Powers of Attorney are the mechanism by which the importer or exporter authorizes the forwarder or broker to act on their behalf in customs related transactions. 
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Topics: International Freight Forwarding, Monthly Compliance Circular

OTIF Changes From Walmart: Here Is What To Expect In 2019

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Feb 27, 2019 10:25:08 AM

On February 26, 2019, Walmart revealed changes to their On-Time In Full (OTIF) requirements to suppliers at the Walmart Supplier Summit. Our Retail Consolidation team at Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, would like to share details of Walmart’s new OTIF update highlighted during this year’s Walmart Supplier Summit.

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Topics: Retail Consolidation, OTIF

TARIFF UPDATE: US Administration Plans To Delay Implementing S301 List 3 Tariffs

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Feb 25, 2019 1:24:29 PM

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.

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding, Tariffs

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