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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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May 17, 2024 - USTR Releases China Section 301 Review, Keeping Tariffs in Effect : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released the Four-Year Review of Actions Taken in The Section 301 Investigation: China’s Acts, Policies, And Practices Related To Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, And Innovation on May 14, 2024, keeping all current tariffs in place. ... > read more

May 17, 2024 - USTR Begins Annual AGOA Eligibility Review : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced in a Federal Register notice published on May 14, 2024, that it has initiated the annual review of the eligibility of sub-Saharan African countries to receive African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits during calendar year 2025. ... > read more

May 17, 2024 - Sourcing Journal Interviews New USTR Chief Textiles and Apparel Negotiator : Sourcing Journal published a Q&A with the newly-appointed USTR Chief Textiles and Apparel Negotiator, Katie White, on May 13, 2024. In the interview, White talks about upcoming priorities for textiles and trade policy, how ... > read more

May 17, 2024 - FLETF Adds 26 Textile Companies to UFLPA Entity List : The Department of Homeland Security, as chair of the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force, announced it has added 26 entities to the UFLPA Entity List for sourcing cotton from the XUAR region... > read more

May 17, 2024 - Smith Introduces MTB Reform Act : Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chair Adrian Smith (R-NE) introduced the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Reform Act in the House on May 14, 2024. The MTB has been expired since December 31, 2020, despite numerous attempts ... > read more


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