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.
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).
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.
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.”
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.
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:
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.
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:
When is the last time you reevaluated your less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier relationships? While we understand that this is a time consuming task, ensuring that you effectively manage your carrier contracts will help you and your business save time and money.
On June 13, Walmart held their annual Call for U.S.-made products in Bentonville, Arkansas. If you attended the event as an existing or prospective supplier, you are quickly understanding the importance of supply chain accountability. To maintain positive relationships with Walmart buyers and brokers, suppliers need to have a plan and logistics partners to meet Walmart’s supply chain expectations.