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Importer Update: Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Feb 28, 2018 11:30:16 AM

What is the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade program? What is the current status of the program? What countries are involved? What are some examples of GSP eligible products? Read below for answers to these common importer questions and more. 

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Topics: Importing, International Freight Forwarding, Customs Duties

Highlights From the First Year at Ascent 

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Feb 7, 2018 9:54:38 AM

Our team is extremely proud to have celebrated our one year anniversary of Ascent Global Logistics on January 25, 2018. Just over one year ago we became a unified team with the common goal of being our clients’ most trusted and valued logistics provider by offering end-to-end solutions. 

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Logistics News for Walmart Suppliers

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jan 31, 2018 10:16:40 AM

This week Walmart held its annual Supplier Growth Forum in Bentonville, Arkansas. During the event, the big-box retailer announced changes to its OTIF (On Time In Full) program which stands to directly impact Walmart suppliers. During the summit, Walmart announced new thresholds for supplier delivery requirements, which will take effect in April 2018. 

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Topics: Retail Consolidation

Sneak Peek Into Some Big Plans at Ascent Global Logistics

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jan 16, 2018 2:55:08 PM

It may be the start of a New Year but our team has been busy for months working behind the scenes to finalize and perfect a number of enhancements.  

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Topics: Technology

Analysis: What to Expect in the 2018 Freight Market

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 19, 2017 3:00:17 PM

As 2017 closes and another New Year approaches, our team has worked to compile a list of things shippers should be planning for in 2018. 

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Topics: Supply Chain, Retail Consolidation, Domestic Freight Management, International Freight Forwarding

A Shipper's Guide to Time Critical LTL Holiday Freight

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Dec 6, 2017 10:32:24 AM

Shipping freight that requires time definite arrival during the holidays can be challenging. However, with an optimum combination of knowledge and technology, managing last minute holiday shipments can be less stressful. To help you ship with intelligence this holiday season, below are three of the top points to know when planning your time critical shipments.    

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, TMS, Freight Shipping, Technology, Holidays

5 Things to Remember When Shipping to Trade Shows

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 15, 2017 11:38:53 AM

Successful attendance at trade shows requires the timely arrival of the booth display and materials. So what do shippers need to know in order to prepare a shipment of trade show materials? 

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Topics: Trade Shows

7 Antidumping and Countervailing Facts Importers Should Know

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 3, 2017 2:03:28 PM

When importing products into the United States, some commodities are subject to Non-Tariff Barriers, which include quotas, licenses, subsidies and additional duties. These barriers are designed to discourage demand of an imported product, protecting domestic producers from foreign competition.

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Topics: Importing, Licensed Customs Broker, Customs Duties

Protect From Freeze: What LTL Shippers Should Know

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 17, 2017 12:07:27 PM

Harsh winter weather is just around the corner. To help you prepare your LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) shipments for winter shipping success, our Domestic Freight Management team is here to help. So what is protect from freeze, how much does it typically cost and what proactive steps can shippers take to maximize the investment? 

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Topics: Domestic Freight Management, Seasonal Freight

Domestic Freight Transportation Today: A Shipper's Guide to the Market

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Sep 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The transportation market is constantly changing. In the first nine months of 2017, the logistics industry has already undergone a number of changes including various NMFC shifts, ongoing carrier mergers and extremely severe weather. Additionally, the ELD (Electronic Logging Device Mandate), an industry wide regulatory change, will take effect at the end of this year and is expected to create further supply chain impacts. 

Collectively, these factors have created what is known as a ‘carrier’s market.’ This is expected to persist over the coming months and possibly well into 2019. So how can businesses make smart shipping decisions? 

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Topics: Domestic Transportation, Domestic Freight Management