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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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November 20, 2020 - Wisconsin’s Senator Johnson and Representative Steil asks USTR to Clarify 301 Exclusion Process : Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) was joined by Representative Bryan Steil (R-WI) in a letter pressing U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (USTR) for details about the Section 301 product exclusion process. In the letter, the Congressmen note that several exclusions that were initially granted in 2019 were not renewed in 2020 ... > read more

November 20, 2020 - Commerce Releases Fact Sheet on EU SCIP Database : Last month, the EU launched a new database that contains information on Substances of Concern in Articles as such or in complex objects (Products), also known as SCIP. This database is supplemental to the existing Registration, Evaluation, Authorization... > read more

November 20, 2020 - Fifteen Nations Sign Regional Comprehensive Trade Partnership Trade Deal : After almost a decade of negotiations, China and 14 other nations have finally signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal, long touted as a ... > read more

November 20, 2020 - European Council Passes EU-U.S. Tariff Reduction Deal : On November 18, 2020, the European Council (EC) formally approved a small tariff reduction deal with the U.S. that was initially announced in August. ... > read more

November 20, 2020 - Members of Congress Send Bipartisan, International Letter to UN Urging Action on Xinjiang : A bipartisan group of U.S. Members of Congress, along with their international counterparts from several different countries, have sent a letter to UN Secretary General António Guterres urging action to address the human ... > read more


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