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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.

We offer the following services, many conveniently accesible through our online portal IDS Trade Intelligence:



October 12, 2018 - Brookings Study Finds Trade Retaliation Targets Trump Voters : A new Brookings report answers the question, “Which US communities are most affected by Chinese, EU, and NAFTA retaliatory tariffs?” ... > read more

October 12, 2018 - Commerce Initiates AD/CVD Investigation of Mattresses from China : On October 9, 2018, the Department of Commerce initiated an antidumping and countervailing duty investigation on mattresses from China. ... > read more

October 12, 2018 - New Report Shows Higher Costs From Trade Disputes : The coalitions Americans for Free Trade and Farmers for Free Trade are sponsoring a campaign called Tariffs Hurt the Heartland to bring attention to the stories of American businesses, farmers, workers, families, and consumers harmed by the trade tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration. ... > read more

October 12, 2018 - McKinsey Report Says Apparel Companies Should Embrace Nearshoring, Automation, and Sustainability : McKinsey has released a new report that asks the question, “Is apparel manufacturing coming home?” ... > read more

October 12, 2018 - USTR Expected to Notify Congress of New Trade Negotiations with UK, EU, Japan : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is expected to notify Congress as early as today of the intent to formally enter into bilateral trade negotiations with the United Kingdom, European Union, and Japan. ... > read more


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