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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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January 22, 2021 - Brazilian President Congratulates Biden and Requests FTA Talks : On Inauguration Day, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sent President Biden a congratulatory letter that included a request for a U.S.-Brazil Free Trade Agreement... > read more

January 22, 2021 - Biden Administration Takes Tough Stance on China : This week Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president on January 20, 2021, with Kamala Harris sworn in as Vice President among socially-distanced and masked attendees... > read more

January 22, 2021 - Biden Signs Executive Order on Sustainable Supply Chains : President Biden took office this week and issued a number of Executive Orders, including the “Executive Order on a Sustainable Public Health Supply Chain,” that asks federal agencies to devise strategies for ensuring a more resilient pandemic response supply chain... > read more

January 22, 2021 - CRS Publishes Report on China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative: Economic Issues : On January 22, 2021, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published a new report entitled China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative: Economic Issues that summarizes the initiative and provides an overview of U.S. government concerns and considerations. ... > read more

January 22, 2021 - State Department Declares China’s Treatment of Uyghurs is Genocide : As one of his final acts before departing office, former President Trump’s State Department officially declared that the Chinese government is committing genocide and crimes against humanity in its oppression of the Uyghur and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities... > read more


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