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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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June 22, 2018 - EU Retaliatory Tariffs Go into Effect Today : The European Union has moved forward swiftly with imposing retaliatory tariffs on imports from the U.S. in response to the U.S. actions on 232 steel and aluminum tariffs. ... > read more

June 22, 2018 - Chinese Retaliation List Includes Uncombed Cotton : As announced last week, China released their own list of U.S. goods that will be subject to an additional 25 percent tariff following the Trump Administration’s imposition of tariffs on $50 billion of goods from China under section 301. ... > read more

June 22, 2018 - USTR Holds Hearing on GSP Eligibility Review : This week the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) held a hearing to review the eligibility of India, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. ... > read more

June 22, 2018 - New Report Argues for More Targeted Approach to Countering China Trade Practices Than Tariffs : The Progressive Policy Institute has released a scathing new report that proposes new ways to counter “China’s state-directed technology mercantilism.” ... > read more

June 21, 2018 - Business Groups Urge Congress to Rebalance Trade Authority : On June 18, 2018, a group of 58 industry associations sent a letter to Congressional trade leadership urging them to work swiftly and definitively to check the Administration’s ability to unilaterally impose tariffs. ... > read more


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