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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 17, 2018 - Gerrish Talks USTR Trade Actions at CBP Trade Symposium : Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish spoke at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 2018 Trade Symposium on August 15, discussing interagency cooperation and the Trump Administration’s actions on and plans for trade. ... > read more

August 17, 2018 - Report Finds Ending U.S.-Korea FTA Would Cost U.S. Consumers Billions : The National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) has published a new report on U.S.-South Korea Trade that looks at the state of trade relations between the two nations and potential impact of termination of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). ... > read more

August 17, 2018 - U.S.-Mexico Talks Make Progress While NAFTA Finalization Date Remains Uncertain : This week the U.S. and Mexico engaged in bilateral ministerial-level talks in Washington, DC, to resolve some of the standing issues in the NAFTA renegotiation process. ... > read more

August 17, 2018 - Agriculture Department Proposes Increase in the Import Fee on Cotton and Cotton-Containing Products : On August 17, 2018, the Agriculture Department’s Agricultural Marketing Service published a notice in the Federal Register that amends the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations to increase the value assigned to imported cotton for the purposes of calculating supplemental assessments for the Cotton Research & Promotion Program.... > read more

August 17, 2018 - USTR Schedules 6 Days of Hearings for 301 Retaliation List 3 on $200 Billion : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released the schedule and speaking list of hearings on the proposed list of goods covering $200 billion in imports from China. ... > read more


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