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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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February 23, 2024 - Tai Discusses Trade Issues with Froman, Highlighting Political Importance of the Domestic Textile Industry : U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai sat down with former USTR and current president of the Council on Foreign Relations Michael Froman on February 12, 2024, to discuss the role of trade policy in the global economy and the current U.S. trade strategy. ... > read more

February 23, 2024 - Reuters Reports on Fast Fashion’s Impacts on Global Air Cargo Industry : Reuters has released a new report that looks at the impact of China-based fast fashion e-commerce retailers on the global air cargo industry. ... > read more

February 23, 2024 - Representative Smith Says GSP Renewal Could Come Soon : House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chair Adrian Smith (R-NE) said that the committee is considering a bill to renew the long-expired Generalized System of Preferences, which could go before Congress in the next few weeks... > read more

February 23, 2024 - DHS Releases Fact Sheet on Improving Supply Chain Resilience : The Department of Homeland Security has announced new actions to “protect American maritime critical infrastructure, bolster port cybersecurity, and improve supply chain resilience.” ... > read more

February 16, 2024 - USTR Releases Readout from Americas Partnership Council for Trade and Competitiveness Meeting : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced that senior trade officials of the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (Americas Partnership) had their first formal meeting on ... > read more


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