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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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November 16, 2018 - China Offers Some Trade Concessions Ahead of G20, Trump Says It’s a “Large List” : The Chinese government has submitted a written set of potential concessions to the Trump Administration, according to reports by multiple news sources. ... > read more

November 16, 2018 - U.S. Industry Requests Removal of Reciprocal de minimis Footnote in USMCA : A group of 14 industry associations has sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer requesting removal of a clause allowing for a reciprocal de minimis in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).... > read more

November 16, 2018 - Textile Exchange to Host Organic Textile Labeling Webinar : The Textile Exchange will host a free webinar on organic textile labeling in the United States on December 5, 2018. ... > read more

November 16, 2018 - House Introduces Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act : In October, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced H.R. 7089, The Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2018, which would amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934... > read more

November 16, 2018 - Commerce Initiates AD/CVD Investigation of Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India : On November 8, 2018, the Department of Commerce initiated new antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations of imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India.... > read more


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