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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.

We offer the following services, many conveniently accesible through our online portal IDS Trade Intelligence:



September 30, 2022 - Labor Department Releases List of Goods Produced by Child and Forced Labor and Annual Child Labor Report : The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs has released the 10th biennial report "List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor" and the 21st annual edition ... > read more

September 30, 2022 - USTR Releases IPEF Trade Pillar Negotiating Goals : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has published their negotiating goals for the Trade Pillar of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity... > read more

September 30, 2022 - Agriculture Department Proposes Increase in the Import Fee on Cotton and Cotton-Containing Products : The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published a new rule in the Federal Register that that amends the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations to increase the value assigned to imported cotton for the purposes of calculating ... > read more

September 30, 2022 - Customs Targets Thousands of Suspected Forced Labor Shipments Under UFLPA : On September 27, 2022, The Dispatch published an article featuring an interview with Eric Choy, Acting Executive Director of CBP’s Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Directorate, discussing the ... > read more

September 30, 2022 - ITMF Survey Finds Negative Expectations for Businesses : The International Textile Manufacturers Federation has published the results of their 15th Corona-Survey, finding that the business situation has “plunged into negative territory” as of July 2022... > read more


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