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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 26, 2020 - WTO Reports Steep Decline in Trade : The global volume of merchandise trade fell by 3% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to the World Trade Organization ... > read more

June 26, 2020 - Senators Introduce Women’s Rights Legislation for GSP Beneficiaries : Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) have introduced the Women’s Economic Empowerment in Trade Act aimed at ensuring countries that receive benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) strengthen their standards on workers’ and women’s rights... > read more

June 26, 2020 - Report Ranks Bangladesh Among Worst Countries for Workers’ Rights : The 2020 ITUC Global Rights Index has ranked Bangladesh among the top-10 worst countries for workers’ rights in a year with negative trends, including finding that overall violations of workers’ rights across the globe are at a seven-year high... > read more

June 26, 2020 - USTR Requests Comments on Modifications to EU Airbus Dispute Tariffs : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting comments on potential modifications to the list of products subject to additional duties under the Large Civil Aircraft dispute with the EU... > read more

June 26, 2020 - FTC Seeks Comments on Proposed Labeling Rule and Repeal of Textile Care Label Requirements : On June 22, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a Notice Proposed Rulemaking for a Made in USA Labeling Rule along with a staff report on its Made In USA workshop... > read more


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