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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 23, 2021 - Treasury Announces Agreement with Vietnam on Currency, USTR Determines No Action Needed : The U.S. Treasury Department and the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) have released a joint statement announcing an agreement on Vietnam’s currency practices... > read more

July 23, 2021 - USMCA Update: Canadian Wool TPL Over 90% Full; Eligibility Concerns for U.S. Apparel TPLs; Mexico Releases Fact Sheet on Sewing Thread Rule : July 1, 2021, marked the one-year anniversary of entry into force of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, as well as implementation of a new rule on sewing thread, and issues have started to crop up for brands and retailers... > read more

July 23, 2021 - Treasury Secretary Says China Tariffs Hurt Consumers as White House Demurs : The New York Times interviewed Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen last week following her trip to Europe, where she told reporters that tariffs are taxes on consumers... > read more

July 23, 2021 - CRS Report on Worker Rights in U.S. Trade Policy : The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released the report, Worker Rights Provisions and U.S. Trade Policy, which provides an in-depth analysis of how U.S. trade policy has integrated labor rights. ... > read more

July 16, 2021 - Biden Administration Releases Business Advisories for Xinjiang Supply Chains and for Hong Kong : This week the Biden Administration has released two major business advisories for multinational companies... > read more


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