This Week in Committees

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at  You can also review full agendas […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

Speeding the Adoption of Additive Manufacturing.  Manufacturing 1/7 “Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing offers a number of potential innovations in product design, while its flexible manufacturing capabilities can support a distributed manufacturing model – helping to unlock new business potential. However, when companies begin to consider all that is needed to make additive a […]

Legislation of Interest to Vermont Employers

The following are bills recently introduced that might be of interest to Vermont employers.  Text and other information about a bill’s status are available by clicking on the linked bill number.  Note that official statements of purpose might not fully reflect the purpose or effect of the bill.  If “SHORT FORM” is noted, the text […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Webinar | HTS 9801.00: It’s not just for returned U.S. goods anymore January 13, 2:00 to 3:00 pm A webinar to review of changes to HTS 9801.00.  Some topics will include: Documenting U.S. goods returned Goods returning to the U.S. after export, and returning within 3 […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

Revenue Ruling 2021-02 (click here) obsoletes Notice 2020-32 and Rev. Rul. 2020-27 due to the enactment of the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Act).  The Act retroactively amends the CARES Act to provide that no amount is included in the gross income of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) participant by reason of forgiveness of […]

Upcoming Webinars from the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center

The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) exists to help Vermont businesses succeed in obtaining government contracts. The center offers free counseling services to Vermont businesses and provides assistance on how to bid on government contracts at the federal, state and local levels.  The following are upcoming seminars that might be of interest: Defense Supply Chain […]

Trade Update | Reminder: Request for Comments and Notice of a Public Hearing Regarding the 2021 Special 301 Review

Each year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) conducts a review to identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property (IP) rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on IP protection. Based on this review, the U.S. Trade Representative determines which, if any, […]

Reminder: Informational Webinar on PPP and COVID Relief Legislation Updates

The weekly 3:00 pm Wednesday webinar for Vermont businesses hosted by ACCD and other state agencies will focus this week on updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Agency’s leadership team will be joined by the Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont Bankers Association (VBA), the […]

Mental Health Resource Guides to Help Small Businesses

The pandemic has hit small businesses hard and understanding where to turn to for support can be a challenge in and of itself. For this reason, a few resources are now available in one place to help guide business owners in this time of need. The Department of Mental Health has put together a business […]

ACCD Signage for Businesses

ACCD has signage available for businesses and communities to help educate customers and visitors as to the guidance and restrictions in place. New signage has been added to reiterate specifically the need to quarantine for those returning to the state, or for those who are visiting the state. You can find the signage at the […]