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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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February 16, 2018 - U.S. Official Gives East Africa One Week to Drop Used Clothing Ban : On February 15, 2018, East African news sources reported that U.S. officials have imposed a deadline on Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda to drop their ban on used clothing imports. ... > read more

February 16, 2018 - EU Proposes REACH Modifications to Include Certain Textiles and Apparel : The European Union (EU) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft modifications to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, regarding certain substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) category 1A or 1B. ... > read more

February 16, 2018 - Senate Finance Committee Advances Deputy USTR Nominations : On February 15, 2018, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously voted to advance the nominations of two of President Trump’s nominees to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative... > read more

February 16, 2018 - Commerce Department Releases 232 Reports on Steel and Aluminum Trade Proposals : The Trump Administration is nearing the decision point for taking trade action, and potentially starting a trade war, on steel and aluminum imports.... > read more

February 15, 2018 - CBP Releases ACE Drawback Guidance : On February 5, 2018, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) released guidance for filing drawback claims within the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).... > read more


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