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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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September 29, 2023 - DHS Releases Fact Sheet on Impact of Government Shutdown : Ahead of the impending federal government shutdown, the Department of Homeland Security has released a fact sheet, Impact of a Government Shutdown on the DHS Workforce... > read more

September 29, 2023 - Government Agencies Release Updated Xinxiang-related Resources and UFLPA Entity List : Multiple U.S. federal agencies have released updated guidance and information related to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and forced labor in Xinjiang... > read more

September 22, 2023 - Washington and Industry Brace for Potential Government Shutdown : The threat of another government shutdown continues to loom over Washington, as efforts to continue funding the federal government past the September 30, 2023, deadline have collapsed... > read more

September 22, 2023 - CORE Releases Additional Forced Labor Assessment : The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) has released an additional Initial Assessment report for complaints regarding forced labor in the garment supply chain of Levi Strauss & Co. (Canada) Inc... > read more

September 22, 2023 - Labor Department Announces Event to Launch Child Labor Report : The Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) will host a hybrid in-person and virtual event on September 26, 2023, at 10:00am EDT to release their annual flagship report on ... > read more


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