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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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September 25, 2020 - House Passes Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act : On September 22, 2020, the House voted 406 to 3 to pass the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 6210). The bill poses various restrictions relating to the Xinjiang Autonomous Region (XUAR), including prohibiting certain imports and ... > read more

September 25, 2020 - House Unanimously Renews CBTPA, Brady Calls for GSP Renewal : On September 22, 2020, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to renew the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBPTPA), which is set to expire on September 30... > read more

September 25, 2020 - WTO Reports Steep Drop in Merchandise Trade for Q2 : The World Trade Organization (WTO) has released their latest report on global merchandise trade, finding steep declines in volume (-14.3%) and in value (-21%) from Q1 to Q2 2020... > read more

September 25, 2020 - Over 3,300 Companies File Suit Over Section 301 List 3 Tariffs : Following HMTX Industries complaint with the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) on September 10, over 3,300 companies have filed similar suits with the CIT challenging USTR’s authority to assess Section 301 tariffs on the List 3 products. ... > read more

September 25, 2020 - WSJ Report: Global Trade Rebounding Faster Than After 2008 Financial Crisis : The Wall Street Journal reports that global trade is rebounding more quickly from the sudden drop due to the global COVID-19 pandemic than compared to the 2008 financial crisis... > read more


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