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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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March 15, 2019 - Lighthizer Testifies on WTO for Senate Finance Committee : The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on March 12, 2019, titled “Approaching 25: The Road Ahead for the World Trade Organization” with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as the sole witness.... > read more

March 15, 2019 - Brexit’s Future Remains Uncertain; UK Announces Tariff Rates If There Is No Deal : This week saw the UK Parliament take a series of votes on Brexit, including a re-vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, a vote on no-deal Brexit, and a vote on requesting a delay from the European Union. ... > read more

March 15, 2019 - Trump-Xi Meeting Pushed Back; China Passes Some Reforms : While previous news reports said that President Trump was planning to invite President Xi to Mar-a-Lago at the end of March to solidify the U.S.-China trade deal, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told CNBC on Friday that the two would not meet this month due to the amount of work still needed on the deal. ... > read more

March 15, 2019 - ITC Requests Comments on Changes to KORUS Rules of Origin : The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting comments on the Commission’s investigation into the probable effects of modifications to the U.S.-Korea FTA (KORUS) Rules of Origin for certain textile and apparel products. ... > read more

March 15, 2019 - USMCA Passage Uncertain in Democratic House : U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met with the Democratic caucus this week to discuss the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which was signed by President Trump on November 30, 2018. ... > read more


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