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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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December 1, 2023 - CBP Releases Summary of Textile Product Verification Team Visits for FY 2023 : CBP officials conducted Textile Product Verification Team (TPVT) visits to 57 factories in five countries: Madagascar and Mauritius in April 2023, Colombia in June 2023, and Guatemala and El Salvador in August 2023... > read more

December 1, 2023 - Canopy Finds Shifts Towards Greener Production in Hot Button 2023 Report : Canopy has released their 2023 Hot Button Report analyzing the primary fiber sourcing by the fashion and apparel industry to identify risk of sourcing from high-carbon forests and provide ... > read more

December 1, 2023 - CITA Extends Time Period on CAFTA Short Supply Request for Certain Two-Way Stretch Polyester/Spandex Woven Fabric : Summitex Woven Textiles submitted a Response with an Offer to Supply on November 11, 2023. The petitioning company, Konffetty S.A. de C.V., based in El Salvador, issued a Rebuttal on November 24, 2023... > read more

December 1, 2023 - Members of Congress Criticize Shein IPO Filing : Reuters reported that Shein is filing for a U.S. IPO on November 28, 2023, drawing bipartisan criticism from Congress. ... > read more

November 17, 2023 - Biden and Xi Meeting Marks Thawing Tensions : President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping held their first face-to-face meeting in a year on November 16, 2023, in San Francisco... > read more


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