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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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July 12, 2024 - Draft GOP 2024 Platform Includes Chapter on Trade : Ahead of the Republican National Convention scheduled for July 15-18, 2024, the GOP has released a draft 2024 platform which includes a chapter on trade... > read more

July 12, 2024 - DHS Releases 2024 Updates to UFLPA Strategy : The Department of Homeland Security has released their report to Congress, “2024 Updates to the Strategy to Prevent the Importation of Goods Mined, Produced, or Manufactured with Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of China.” ... > read more

July 12, 2024 - CBP Highlights TPVT Visits to Nicaragua in latest Trade News Snapshot : In her introduction, Executive Assistant Commissioner AnnMarie R. Highsmith notes her recent trip to the World Customs Organization in Brussels.... > read more

July 12, 2024 - CBP Updates UFLPA Dashboard Data : The sector with the most shipments reviewed by CBP continues to be Electronics, with 4,573 shipments reported since implementation in 2022. Apparel, Footwear and Textiles ranks second, with 1,661 total shipments... > read more

July 12, 2024 - ITC Determines PSF Imports Injure Domestic Industry in Global Safeguard Case : The U.S. International Trade Commission has released a determination in the investigation into imports of fine denier polyester staple fiber (PSF) on July 9, 2024... > read more


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