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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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October 18, 2019 - Agriculture Department Proposes Higher Import Fee on Cotton and Cotton-Containing Products : The Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published a notice in the Federal Register that amends the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations to increase the value assigned to imported cotton for the purposes of calculating supplemental assessments for the Cotton Research & Promotion Program.... > read more

October 18, 2019 - CBP Issues Guidance on Tariffs on EU Imports in Effect Today : The U.S. tariffs on certain imports from the EU under the WTO Airbus ruling go into effect today, covering merchandise entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption after 12:01am EDT October 18, 2019. ... > read more

October 18, 2019 - ITC Releases Year in Trade 2018 Finding Increased Trade for U.S. Despite Global Economic Slump : The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has released The Year in Trade 2018; Operation of the Trade Agreements Program, 70th Report, an annual publication that reports on U.S. trade-related activities and major multilateral, regional, and bilateral developments. ... > read more

October 18, 2019 - Report Finds Transparency in Conflict Minerals Reporting Continues to Fall : The Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) has released their sixth annual report, Mining the Disclosures 2019: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Six. RSN takes a critical look at how 215 companies across several different industries are sourcing conflict-free minerals from Africa. ... > read more

October 18, 2019 - Better Work Releases Reports on Labor Compliance in Bangladesh, Nicaragua and Vietnam : Better Work, a partnership between the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, has released a series of new reports on their programs operating in several different countries to improve working conditions in the garment industry. ... > read more


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