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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 22, 2020 - White House Report Details U.S. Policy Towards China : The White House released a report on the United States Strategic Approach to The People’s Republic of China discussing the Trump Administration strategy toward China.... > read more

May 22, 2020 - CBP Officers Seize Counterfeit COVID-19 Imports : In a recent press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) writes that they have seen an uptick in “unapproved, counterfeit, or non-FDA compliant COVID-19 tests, hand sanitizer, facemasks, and mask filters” at various border ... > read more

May 22, 2020 - CBP Extends COVID-19 Border Restrictions : On May 20, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan released a statement about the extension of COVID-19 policies regarding non-essential travel and limits on border crossings... > read more

May 22, 2020 - CBP Announces Webinar on USMCA Implementation : U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced a trade webinar that will take place on June 1, 2020 at 2:00pm ET focused on the technical, policy, and operational aspects of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) deployment, which is currently ... > read more

May 22, 2020 - New Report Studies Impact of COVID-19 on Sourcing and Supply Chains : Kearney’s seventh annual Reshoring Index looks at how U.S. companies changed their sourcing habits in 2019 and the dramatic changes in supply chains wrought by the COVID-19 global pandemic to date... > read more


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