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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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May 7, 2021 - Trade Leadership Ask USTR to Reconsider TPP : The leaders of the Senate Finance Trade Subcommittee, along with two Members of the House, sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai asking her to reconsider the U.S.’s membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership... > read more

May 7, 2021 - Angela Ellard Selected as New WTO Deputy : WTO Director-General Okonjo-Iweala named four new Deputy Directors-General this week, including long-time House Ways and Means Committee Republican chief trade counsel Angela Ellard. ... > read more

May 7, 2021 - USTR Discusses Western Hemisphere Trade : On May 4, 2021, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai shared her vision for improving trade in the Western Hemisphere at the virtual 51st Washington Conference of the Americas. The ... > read more

May 7, 2021 - USTR Plans to Meet with Chinese Counterparts Soon : This week, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said that she planned to meet with her counterparts in China soon to discuss the U.S.-China Phase One trade deal. ... > read more

May 7, 2021 - USTR Conducts Hearings on Section 301 DST Investigations : This week and next, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is conducting hearings on the Section 301 investigations of Digital Services Taxes (DSTs) adopted or under consideration by Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the UK... > read more


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