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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 15, 2017 - CBP Officials Earn Civil Service Awards : Three officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were recently awarded civil service awards for their work at the agency.... > read more

December 15, 2017 - U.S. Adds Several Chinese Firms to List of State-Owned Companies : The United States has sent the World Trade Organization (WTO) a list of Chinese companies it says are state-owned under WTO rules. ... > read more

December 15, 2017 - GOP Governors Discuss Trade with Administration Officials : On December 14, 2017, four Republican governors meet with Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to discuss trade and other issues important to their states. ... > read more

December 15, 2017 - Progress Remains Stalled on NAFTA During Intersessional : Negotiators from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are meeting in D.C. this week, but reports suggest that they will not finalize any new NAFTA chapters.... > read more

December 15, 2017 - WTO Ministerial Fails to Reach Consensus on Trade : The World Trade Organization’s 11th Ministerial concluded in Buenos Aires this week without reaching a consensus on global trade, though some progress was made on e-commerce and digital trade. ... > read more


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