Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Hong Kong Marking Transition Period Extended In CSMS 43729326 dated August 21, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) informed the trade that the transition period for importers to comply with the new marking requirements for the importation of Hong Kong goods has been extended for […]

State Grants Available for Diesel Conversion/Alternatives

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has developed the Vermont Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants program, which provides technical assistance and incentive funding for projects that reduce emissions from diesel powered vehicles, engines and equipment. DEC has posted a Request for Proposals and is now accepting applications for this grant opportunity. The application deadline is September […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer:   US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Goes into Effect; Final Implementing Instructions Released Effective today, July 1st, NAFTA terminates, and the USMCA enters into force. The Final Implementing Instructions for USMCA (aka CUSMA) were released yesterday. The Background section states: “CBP understands that the trade may need time […]

ALERT | Vermont Expands Conditional Allowable Operations for Manufacturers and other Businesses | Feedback Needed

The Governor today announced additional conditions for initial resumption of operations for manufacturers and other businesses not currently operating as a critical/essential business.  These next steps toward broader resumption of operations are extremely modest, and employers should review the criteria provided very carefully.  The new guidance can be reviewed by clicking here.  You should also […]

Trade Update from A.N. Deringer | Webinar Series

The following is provided courtesy of AIV member A.N. Deringer:   Deringer is hosting a complimentary, four-part webinar series presented by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This webinar series will provide a comprehensive understanding of CTPAT’s minimum security criteria changes, the new trade compliance component, and what you can expect next. Each webisode is […]

On The Wire | News & Analysis from the Web | Roundup from March and April

Gallup COVID-19 Data Brief No. 3.  Gallup 4/7 “Gallup has been polling Americans daily since March 13 on the COVID-19 crisis via the Gallup Panel. The data is yielding unparalleled insights into how Americans are experiencing the crisis at work, at home, through social distancing and much more.Here are brief overviews of Gallup’s latest content […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following are provided courtesy of AIV member A.N. Deringer: FDA (and Deringer) Provide Guidance for Importing COVID-19-Related Goods, CBP Requests Advance Notice On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a statement asserting they were taking actions to help with the supply of COVID-19-related materials, such as personal protective equipment and […]

US Announces Restrictions on Nonessential Travel with Canada and Mexico

The United States and Canada will be restricting travel between the two countries to only essential travel. The travel restrictions do not apply to cross-border trade.  The Department of Homeland Security has explained that “nonessential travel” refers to travel for tourism or recreational purposes. The restrictions go into effect on March 21 and will be […]

The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of February 17

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 and also review full agendas […]