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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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September 20, 2019 - Trump Downplays Urgency of U.S.-China Trade Talks as Chinese Ministers Cancel Farm Visit : The high-level talks between U.S. and Chinese officials are continuing for their second day as they work to create a deal that will end the ongoing trade war. ... > read more

September 20, 2019 - USTR Approves Product Exclusions to 301 Tariffs; Modifies Expiration Date for List 3 Exclusions : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has approved over 400 new product exclusions for Lists 1 through 3 of the China 301 tariffs. ... > read more

September 20, 2019 - OECD Economic Outlook Says Trade Tensions Weakening Global Growth : The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published their latest Interim Economic Outlook showing that growth is slowing and downside risks are continuing to mount, making the global economy “increasingly fragile and uncertain.” ... > read more

September 20, 2019 - Commerce Trade Undersecretary Kaplan Resigns : News sources report that Gil Kaplan, undersecretary for international trade at the Department of Commerce, has resigned. ... > read more

September 20, 2019 - CRS Publishes Overview of IPR in USMCA : The Congressional Research Services (CRS) has published a brief report that summarizes the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), including analysis on how they differ from NAFTA. ... > read more


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