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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: International Freight Forwarding, Monthly Compliance Circular

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: International Freight Forwarding, Monthly Compliance Circular

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: Regulatory Compliance, Importing, International Freight Forwarding, Customs Duties

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: Retail Consolidation, Domestic Freight Management, International Freight Forwarding

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: Regulatory Compliance, Importing, International Freight Forwarding, Customs Duties

NEWS: Maersk Hit by Cyber Attack

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 28, 2017 10:54:36 AM

Maersk confirmed yesterday that its IT systems are currently down due to a widespread cyber attack. The attack, similar to the recent "WannaCry" attack, targeted various firms, airports and government departments around the globe through the use of ransomware.  Below are the most recent Maersk, port and terminal updates. 

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Topics: 3pl, International Freight Forwarding

You're Invited: International Transportation & Trade Workshop in Memphis

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 20, 2017 11:49:02 AM

Please plan to join our International Freight Forwarding team from Marisol International, an Ascent Global Logistics Company, on Thursday, July 13 for the next Transportation & Trade Workshop in Memphis, TN.

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Topics: Importing, International Freight Forwarding, Events

Shipping Freight in Ocean Containers 101

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 16, 2017 2:32:36 PM

Shipping freight internationally via ocean containers – where to start? With various shipping container sizes and purposes, learning the key differences can help you make intelligent shipping decisions. Not only is selecting the optimal container type important for safe transportation of the cargo but will also yield cost effective options.

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding

Bill of Lading Basics for International Shippers

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jun 8, 2017 9:16:09 AM

The Bill of Lading (BOL), along with the commercial invoice and packing list, play a crucial role in the international shipping process. Its importance is not always understood when INCOterms and terms of sale are being discussed between the buyer and the seller. However, the BOL can impact the timely release of cargo upon arrival to the destination country. 

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Topics: International Freight Forwarding, Bill of Lading Best Practices

Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers - What's the difference?

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on May 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Global supply chains are extremely complex networks which require involvement by various professionals who must execute different tasks. Two of the most important parties involved in an international shipment are the freight forwarder and the customs broker. One company is often both the freight forwarder and the customs broker, however, the two can be independent of each other due to the differences in responsibilities and capabilities. 

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Topics: Freight, Exporting, Importing, International Freight Forwarding

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