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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 24, 2022 - DHS Publishes UFLPA Enforcement Strategy and Entity List : The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) entered into force on June 21, 2022, which directs the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force to develop a strategy for supporting enforcement of the prohibition on ... > read more

June 24, 2022 - U.S. and EU Associations Comment on Proposed EU Forced Labor Statute : In late May, the European Commission issued a Call for Evidence requesting feedback on a proposed initiative “Effectively banning products produced, extracted or harvested with forced labour.” ... > read more

June 24, 2022 - Foundation Releases Third Impact Report on Chemical Emissions in Textile Industry : The Roadmap to Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals foundation (ZDHC) released their Third Impact Report detailing the levels of hazardous chemical emissions in water runoff from the textile industry... > read more

June 24, 2022 - Axios China Highlights Confusion Over UFLPA : On June 21, 2022, Axios China released an article on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) going into effect... > read more

June 24, 2022 - Tai Discusses Benefits of USTR Budget Increase : On June 22, 2022, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Related Agencies to discuss the USTR’s budget proposal ... > read more


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