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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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June 29, 2018 - CBP Seizes Shipment of Counterfeit Apparel from Hong Kong : U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia seized over 13 boxes containing over 2,000 pieces of counterfeit apparel this month.... > read more

June 29, 2018 - ITC Finds Dumping on Polyester Fiber from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan Injures U.S. Industry : The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of fine denier polyester staple fiber from China, India, Korea, and Taiwan that the Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the U.S. at less than fair value. ... > read more

June 29, 2018 - ITC Publishes Annual Statistical Report on Textile and Apparel Imports from China : The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has released its ninth annual compilation of bi-weekly reports on textile and apparel imports from China, titled Textile and Apparel Imports from China: Statistical Reports, Annual Compilation 2017. ... > read more

June 29, 2018 - GAO Reports Conflict Minerals Disclosures Filed in 2017 Are Similar to Prior Years : The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report reviewing company disclosures filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2017, finding that, in general, they were similar to the two prior years. ... > read more

June 29, 2018 - CRS Publishes Report on Section 301 and China : The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released the report Enforcing U.S. Trade Laws: Section 301 and China, which details the history and current usage of Section 301 to combat intellectual property theft by China. ... > read more


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