This Week in Committees | Week of January 8

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 info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

Trade Updates | Member Contribution

The following is provided by AIV member A.N Deringer Panama and Suez Canals Update: Hardships predicted in the upcoming New Year We have received more updates regarding the conditions in the Panama and Suez Canals. Additional carriers have announced a temporary halt of services in the Red Sea and Suez Canal. Furthermore, the ongoing challenges […]

Trade Updates | Member Contribution

The following is provided by AIV member A.N Deringer Conditions in the Panama and Suez Canals: May drive more US-bound cargo ships from Asia to West Coast ports The Panama Canal is currently under drought restriction, which has caused an implementation of surcharges which has increased pricing on Asia–US East Coast routings by several hundred […]

DEC Financial Support for Diesel Emissions Reduction Coming This Fall

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will once again be offering incentive funding this fall through the Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Financial Assistance Program.  This funding will be competitively awarded to projects that reduce emissions from diesel-powered vehicles, engines, and nonroad equipment.  Click here for more. Funding will be available for: Replacement of diesel-powered […]

Trade and Transportation Update | Member Contribution

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer Update on the ongoing ILWU strike New Tentative Labor Deal Reached in Canadian Port Negotiations On Sunday, July 30th, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union of Canada (ILWU) and the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) announced a tentative labor agreement through the assistance of the […]

Impacts of Climate Change Legislation for Manufacturing and other Employers: Need for Communication and Engagement

The Legislature is either currently discussing or expected to discuss bills related to climate change that would affect the cost and supply of heating, process, and transportation fuels.  As these discussions continue, it is critical that manufacturers and other companies with relatively high exposure to heating, process, or transportation costs are kept fully informed and […]

Slow Start to New Legislature but Significant Issues Expected; Employer Engagement will be Critical

The Legislature spent its first full week of the new session and biennium primarily receiving introductions from key legislative staff, administrative agencies and non-governmental stakeholders.  However, work on legislation impacting Vermont’s employers and economy is expected to start in the coming week, and employers are strongly encouraged to contact us to provide point persons we […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

Economic Indicators.  US Census Bureau 6/3 NAM Pushes for Smart SEC Cyber Rule.  NAM 6/3 “The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed a rule that would impose new cybersecurity disclosure requirements on manufacturers—and the NAM is pushing to make those requirements work better. . . .” Productivity and Costs.  Bureau of Labor Statistics 6/2  […]

Trade Updates and Webinars | Member Contribution

The following are provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Upcoming Webinars Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Webinar Part 1.  June 8, 2:00 pm. For more information and registration, click here. Technological Modernization Activities Within Customs’ 21st Century Framework with CBP.  June 15, 2:00 pm. For more information and registration, click here. COVID-19 Exclusions from Section […]

Potential Increases in Fossil Fuel Costs Fails in Close Veto Override Vote, But Issue Won’t Go Away

The House on Tuesday narrowly sustained the Governor’s veto of H.715, which would have directed the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to develop Clean Heat Standard rules.  Under the Clean Heat Standard, sellers of heating oil, propane, kerosene, natural gas, and coal would have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the Vermont thermal sector by […]