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Since 1986, International Development Systems has provided clients with up-to-the-minute data and analysis. Our input helps clients to make informed sourcing decisions. Starting with the U.S. textile quota program, and evolving through the development and implementation of Free Trade Agreements and trade preference programs, our experts have guided sourcing professionals through the complicated world of trade policy for twenty-five years.

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June 18, 2021 - Democrats on Ways & Means Introduce Trade Legislation : This week, Democrats on the House Ways & Means Committee introduced legislation to renew and update the Generalized System of Preference, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, and Trade Adjustment Assistance. ... > read more

June 18, 2021 - Swiss President Urges Biden to Reopen FTA Talks : During his trip to Europe this week, President Biden met with Swiss President Guy Parmelin and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis of Switzerland ahead of the U.S.-Russia Summit in Geneva. ... > read more

June 18, 2021 - WSJ Says Trade War Still Hurting U.S. Companies : On June 14, 2021, the Wall Street Journal profiled a U.S. bedding company to demonstrate how the Section 301 tariffs enacted under former President Trump are still hurting U.S. companies... > read more

June 18, 2021 - NPR: “Chaos” in the Shipping Industry is Choking the Economy : This week, NPR published an article, “How 'Chaos' In The Shipping Industry Is Choking The Economy,” which takes a look at the recent capacity within the global shipping industry. ... > read more

June 18, 2021 - Guatemala President Pushes for Changes to CAFTA ROO : Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei told the Atlantic Council this week that he discussed several potential economic opportunities for his country with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris during her visit earlier this month... > read more


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