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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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July 19, 2019 - U.S. and China Meet Via Phone; In-Person Talks Possible Soon : U.S. and Chinese officials spoke over the phone on Thursday in a continuation of the trade negotiations, with the potential for upcoming in-person talks between the two sites. ... > read more

July 19, 2019 - Delegation of U.S. Reps Travels to Mexico For Labor Discussions : A group of lawmakers from the House is visiting Mexico City this weekend for discussions about Mexico’s new roadmap on labor reform implementation. ... > read more

July 19, 2019 - USTR Considers Section 301 Investigation on India : Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish said this week that USTR is considering opening a Section 301 investigation into India’s trade practices if warranted.... > read more

July 19, 2019 - ITC To Host Training on the 2019 Miscellaneous Tariff Bill for Textiles, Apparel, and Footwear : The U.S. International Trade Commission has scheduled an in-person seminar in Washington, DC on July 24, 2019 titled “MTB 2019: Writing a Better Article Description: Textiles, Apparel, Footwear, and Headwear Articles.”... > read more

July 12, 2019 - USMCA Timeline Uncertain as Democrats Meet with USTR : New reports this week are predicting that President Trump may not submit the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to Congress until after the August recess amidst continued resistance by Congressional Democrats. ... > read more


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