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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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February 15, 2019 - Trump Signs Budget Deal to Avert Shutdown; Bill Includes 301 Exclusion Process and More Money for 232 Exclusions : Yesterday the Congress passed a budget bill on border security that will avert another government shutdown and funds nine cabinet agencies and dozens of other agencies, including the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. ... > read more

February 15, 2019 - U.S.-China Trade Talks Return to Washington Next Week : U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin traveled to China this week to continue discussions with their Chinese counterparts on developing a trade framework between the two countries. ... > read more

February 15, 2019 - Cotton Campaign Meets with Uzbek Officials to End Forced Labor : This week the Cotton Campaign hosted its first high-level delegation of government officials from Uzbekistan at its annual strategy meeting to discuss ending forced labor in the country’s cotton harvest. ... > read more

February 14, 2019 - Kim Glas to Serve as New Head of NCTO : The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) announced that Kimberly Glas, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods and Materials at the U.S. Department of Commerce, will serve as their new President & CEO effective April 29, 2019. ... > read more

February 14, 2019 - ILRF Report Spotlights Worker-Led Corporate Accountability Strategies : The International Labor Rights Forum has released a new report titled: “Future of Fashion: Worker-Led Strategies for Corporate Accountability in the Global Apparel Industry.”... > read more


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