Dear Member: Please click here to access the slides from our May 13th program.
By Martin Eisenstein & David Bertoni In these unprecedented times, like you, we have worked on a host of pressing issues that our business has faced. As we all collectively try to emerge from this situation, we thought now would be a good time to complete the series of articles we started before the crisis. […]
May 5, 2020 Dear Member: The ACMA releases the data from our survey on how the catalog/online/DM industry has coped with the COVID-19 crisis; namely, how merchants got through the first full month of the lockdown, how they are adapting to it internally, and what their long-term plans are. The results show how hard our […]
May 1, 2020 Dear Member: If you import any personal protective equipment or medical devices, you’ll be interested to know that the US Trade Representative (USTR) is now evaluating the merits of individual exemption filings on the basis of companies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The USTR last month announced that it […]
Member Exclusive: ACMA’s Beltway Report – Congress, White House Agree on Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act
April 21, 2020 Dear Member: On April 21st, Congressional leaders and the White House reached a deal to replenish the various loan programs under the Small Business Administration (SBA). As a summary, the Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020 (PPIA) would add: $310 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP); $75 billion in assistance for […]
April 20, 2020 Dear Member: On April 18th, President Trump signed an Executive Order to provide additional economic support for U.S. businesses, including critical supply chains for U.S. manufacturers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The order gives the Administration the flexibility to allow for a 90-day deferment period on certain payments for importers […]