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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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August 7, 2020 - USTR Extends 301 List 3 Exclusions Expiring Today : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it will extend the expiration date for 266 Product Exclusions from the Section 301 List 3 exemptions that were set to expire today, August 7, 2020. ... > read more

August 7, 2020 - EU-Vietnam FTA Goes into Effect : The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement entered into effect on August 1, 2020, after being approved by the EU Parliament in February 2020. The trade deal will ultimately remove 99% ... > read more

August 7, 2020 - Trump Reimposes 10 Percent Tariff on Canadian Aluminum : On August 6, 2020, President Trump announced that he would be reinstating a 10% tariff on imports of aluminum from Canada, just weeks after the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement went into effect to lower trade barriers between the three countries... > read more

August 7, 2020 - USTR Announces Additional 301 List 4 Exclusions : The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced 10 additional product exclusions for the Section 301 List 4 of the China 301 tariffs. ... > read more

August 7, 2020 - Biden Hits Trump Over Tariffs as Trump Promises More Actions on Trade : Both President Trump and Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden have been discussing the role of tariffs in trade policy this week as they aim to garner support less than three months out from the election. ... > read more


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