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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 14, 2024 - Cassidy and Cortez Masto Release Draft Policy Framework on Trade Facilitation : In the overview, the Senators write that Congress must update U.S. trade laws to “ensure the U.S. remains a leader in global trade.” ... > read more

June 7, 2024 - Personnel Changes at USTR and Commerce : Laurie-Ann Agama will serve as the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Economic Affairs and Jennifer Knight will be leaving the Commerce Department at the end of the month... > read more

June 7, 2024 - IPEF Moves to Final Implementation Stage : Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo traveled to Singapore this week to participate in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) Ministerial meeting, where the IPEF partners signed... > read more

June 7, 2024 - CBP Releases Report on 2022 IPR Seizures : While the FY 2022 numbers were lower than the previous year, they still reflect post-COVID highs of almost double the value of seized goods pre-pandemic.... > read more

June 7, 2024 - Accelerating Circularity Releases Report on Cotton Recycling Initiative : Two recycling trials for this initiative began in 2021 to address gaps in circular textiles research in order to transition the textiles industry to a circular system. ... > read more


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