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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:



May 17, 2019 - USTR Publishes Proposed List for Additional 301 Tariffs : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has published a request for comments and public hearing notice in the Federal Register regarding the imposition of additional tariffs on “essentially all products” imported from China under the Section 301 actions. ... > read more

May 17, 2019 - White House Issues Presidential Proclamation Terminating GSP Eligibility for Turkey : The White House has issued a Presidential Proclamation that removes Turkey from the list of countries that are eligible to receive benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), effective May 17, 2019. ... > read more

May 17, 2019 - ITC Holds Hearing on CBERA : The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) held the hearing: “Caribbean Basin Economic Recover Act: Impact on U.S. Industries and Consumers and on Beneficiary Countries.” ... > read more

May 17, 2019 - Report Examines Sourcing Shifts Due to Trade War : A new analysis published in Apparel Magazine examines how the trade war is impacting the sourcing strategies of U.S. apparel companies. ... > read more

May 17, 2019 - Trump Announces Deal to Lift 232 Tariffs on Canada and Mexico : The U.S. has reached a deal to remove the steel and aluminum tariffs imposed upon Canada and Mexico under Section 232. ... > read more


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