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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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August 23, 2019 - China Announces Retaliatory Tariffs, Trump Promises Response : The Government of China has announced that it will levy tariffs on $75 million worth of imports from the U.S. in response to President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on virtually all imports from China. ... > read more

August 23, 2019 - CBP Issues Guidance on List 4 Tariffs : U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a notice via the Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) with updated information for importers on application of the tranche 4 tariffs under the Section 301 actions. ... > read more

August 23, 2019 - CBP Reports Record IPR Seizures in 2018 : The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Trade has released the Intellectual Property Rights Fiscal Year 2018 Seizure Statistics, showing a record amount of total value in IPR seizures last year. ... > read more

August 16, 2019 - Trump Delays Some List 4 Tariffs as Trade War with China Escalates : The Trump Administration has taken several actions in the trade war with China over the past week, delaying the imposition of some of the previously-announced List 4 tariffs while stepping up rhetoric and naming China as a currency manipulator. ... > read more

August 16, 2019 - Report Finds Retail Closures Double New Openings : In 2019 so far, major retailers have announced more than twice as many store closures as new openings, according to a new report from Coresight Research. ... > read more


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