Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer | Aluminum Tariffs

The following is provide by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Section 232 Duties to be Imposed on Non-alloyed Unwrought Aluminum from Canada Effective August 16, 2020, the US will impose Section 232 duties on imports of non-alloyed unwrought aluminum from Canada.  A Presidential Proclamation published yesterday stated, “it is necessary and appropriate to re-impose the 10 […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

Employers Should Be Aware of Scams and other Threats Tax professionals, employers and taxpayers need to be on guard against phishing designed to steal Form W-2s and other tax information. These are called Business Email Compromise or Business Email Spoofing. These scams have used a variety of tactics including requests for wire transfers or payment […]

Reminder:  Paycheck Protection Program Deadline

The deadline to apply for funding through the Paycheck Protection Program is Saturday, August 8. The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll (click here for more). The Small Business Administration (click here) will forgive loans if all employee retention […]

Forest Economy Stabilization Grant Program to Open

The Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (DFPR) will open the application for the Forest Economy Stabilization Grant Program August 5.  Click here for more. Qualifying businesses must meet eligibility criteria and grant award calculations will be based on actual demonstrated economic harm during the pandemic. A recording of an informational webinar for applicants will […]

Economic Recovery Grants Program Expanded

Vermont has expanded eligibility for Economic Recovery Grants for Vermont businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the original eligibility criteria, a business was required to have at least one W-2 employee who was not an owner of that business. Starting August 3, businesses with at least one W-2 employee – now including those […]

Retail Operations Capacity Increased

As of August 1, non-essential retail businesses can operate at either 50% of approved fire safety occupancy, 1 customer per 200 square feet, or 10 total customers and staff combined, whichever is greater. For further details and requirements, please refer to the Phased Restart Work Safe Guidance by clicking here.

Mask Mandate Signage Available

ACCD has signage available for businesses, organizations and partners to help inform patrons and the public that masks will be required beginning August 1, both indoors and outside, when physical distancing is not possible.  Click here. The signage options also include posters to help explain why it is important to wear a mask and are part of […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are offering the upcoming webinars that might be of interest to you and your company: Insights from the Department of Defense’s Domestic PPE Information Days on projected PPE demand and increasing domestic PPE production capacity. August 6 at 11:00 am.  […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Port of Montreal Prepares for Another Strike The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 375 has planned a 72-hour strike at the Termont terminals at the Port of Montreal. The strike is planned for August 3, at 7:00 am, through August 7, at 6:59 am. […]

Governor Scott Sets September 8 as State-Wide School Opening Date

Governor Scott has signed a Directive officially setting Tuesday, September 8 as the universal reopening date for Vermont schools (click here). The directive requires all public and independent schools to open for in-person or remote instruction on September 8, with an exception for schools primarily serving students with disabilities, which can restart operations prior to […]