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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

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

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Aug 28, 2018 11:48:07 AM

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.  Now, all cleaning compounds are under a single sub class (sub class 70).

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5 Questions Retail Suppliers Should Ask When Evaluating Their Ecommerce Supply Chains

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Aug 22, 2018 9:30:00 AM

In August 2018, Chris Moore, Vice President of Sales and Customer Solutions for Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, participated in a Greater Bentonville Chamber of Commerce Fireside Chat to discuss topics related to retail consolidation and e-commerce.

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

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Aug 1, 2018 1:54:00 PM

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.”

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Topics: Monthly Compliance Circular, International Freight Forwarding

Are You Getting The Best Deal On Your Partial Truckload Freight? Here Is How You Can Find Out

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jul 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When is the last time you asked yourself if you are getting the best deal for your partial truckload freight? In the past, it has been common practice for shippers to book multiple partial shipments independently. However, optimizing and consolidating partial shipments that are destined for the same geographic regions could save shippers time and money.

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UPDATE: Important Section 301 Tariff Information For Chinese Imports

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jul 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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. imports from China that you should be familiar with:

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

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jul 17, 2018 11:42:01 AM

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.

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3 Ways Prime Distribution Services’ Consolidation Program Helps Walmart Suppliers

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jul 10, 2018 1:30:07 PM

Is Walmart’s On Time In Full (OTIF) program causing you headaches? In case you missed it, the program now requires most suppliers to deliver within a two-day delivery window. By partnering with an authorized Walmart consolidator such as Prime Distribution Services, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, your company can not only achieve OTIF compliance, but also improve your supply chain efficiency, saving your business time and money.

Many Walmart and Sam's Club suppliers have partnered with a Retail Consolidation company to achieve supply chain success. Here are three ways Prime Distribution Services' consolidation solutions helps suppliers:

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