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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

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

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

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: International Freight Forwarding, Licensed Customs Broker, Freight Forwarder