The Agency of Commerce and Community Development has reached out to AIV to dedicate the next installment of their business webinar series to manufacturers and their issues and concerns. The Vermont Department of Health and ACCD have been holding a mostly weekly webinar series focused on health and commerce pandemic updates for the business community. […]
AIV and other business organizations are working together to encourage the state’s Legislature and the Administration to prioritize public health and economic recovery as we enter the second year of the COVID-19 crisis. We hope you will take a moment to complete the survey linked below to help us in this effort. Your answers will […]
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, […]
The Department of Public Service is starting off the process to update the 2016 Comprehensive Energy Plan (click here for more on the current plan). The DPS is required to update the CEP every six years, and the next version is due January, 2022. The DPS has created a website where materials will be posted […]
The Export-Import Bank (EXIM) is proposing to modify its medium- and long-term content domestic policy in the context of the new “Program on China and Transformational Exports” program created in the bank’s 2019 reauthorization legislation. Comments are due December 14. Click here for the Federal Register notice.
The IRS has published a request seeking comments on regulatory relief it should consider providing to support the economy’s recovery from COVID-19. Click here to review the request for comments. Comments are due January 1.
The Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division of DEC previously published notice of proposed rulemaking of PFAS as a class or subclass. As part of this process, a public informational meeting has been scheduled for October 16 at 1:00 pm to be held via Microsoft Teams. The link to join the Teams meeting is available […]
Independent Contractor Rule A new proposed rule would clarify employee and independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Click here. Farm Safety and Health Farm Safety and Health Week, observed every year during the third week of September, provides an opportunity to reflect on practices to keep agricultural workers safe and healthy all […]
FEMA has issued a new rule that extends and modifies restrictions on exports of certain types of PPE. The export restrictions are extended through December 31 and apply to surgical N95 filtering facepiece respirators, surgical masks, nitrile gloves, Level 3 and 4 surgical gowns, and surgical isolation gowns. Other filtering facepiece respirators and elastomeric, air-purifying […]
On May 19, the US Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a notice in the Federal Register (click here) soliciting public comment on the Section 232 investigation recently launched (click here for more) into possible national security risks associated with the importation of laminations for stacked cores for incorporation into transformers, stacked and wound cores for incorporation […]