AIIS Newsletter: October 2020

October 2020 Market Update The economic recovery is looking less like a V. Or even a U. Although it is still moving in the right direction, the pace of recovery has slowed, with the economy adding 660,000 jobs in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,...

AIIS Newsletter: September 2020

September 2020 Market Update The economic outlook for the United States and the world during 2020 has improved according to a report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), though the group cautioned that “the outlook is subject to...

AIIS CUSTOMS CORNER

AIIS – CBP Base Metals Center Mid-year Update The Base Metals Center of Excellence and Expertise (BMC) of U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) met by video conference with the AIIS Customs Committee on August 11, 2020, for the annual mid-year update briefing. The...

AIIS Newsletter: August 2020

August 2020 Market Update The U.S. economy shrunk at an annualized rate of 32.9 percent during the second quarter, an unprecedented contraction caused by the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns. The non-annualized negative growth rate was 9.5 percent, meaning...