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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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April 19, 2019 - Trump and Abe Announce Meetings After U.S. and Japan Hold Trade Talks : U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met with Japan’s Economic Revitalization Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on April 15-16 in Washington, D.C., to continue negotiations on the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. ... > read more

April 19, 2019 - U.S.-China Trade Deal May Conclude by June : This week the Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S.-China trade deal may wrap up with a signing ceremony in late May or early June, with two more rounds of face-to-face meetings planned in late April in Beijing and early May in Washington. ... > read more

April 19, 2019 - ITC Report on USMCA Predicts Small Increase in U.S. GDP and Jobs : The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has released its report assessing the likely impact of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (UMSCA) on the U.S. economy and on specific industry sectors. ... > read more

April 19, 2019 - USTR Approves Additional Product Exclusion Requests Under Section 301 : On April 18, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) posted a notice in the Federal Register listing a new set of product exclusions to the $34 billion in tariffs imposed upon certain imports from China under Section 301 last July.... > read more

April 18, 2019 - EU Releases Proposed Tariff Retaliation List in EU-U.S. Aircraft Dispute : The EU has released a list of roughly $20 billion in U.S. exports that could see retaliatory tariffs in the WTO dispute over U.S. subsidies to Boeing. ... > read more


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