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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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January 15, 2021 - CBP Issues WRO on Cotton and Cotton Products from XUAR Region : On January 13, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a region-wide Withhold Release Order (WRO) for all imports of cotton and cotton products, as well as tomato products, from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). ... > read more

January 15, 2021 - USTR Releases Findings and Delays Action in Vietnam Section 301 Currency Investigation : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released its Section 301 Investigation Report on Vietnam’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Currency Valuation... > read more

January 15, 2021 - DHS Releases Strategic Action Plan to Counter Threat Posed by China : The Department of Homeland Security released the report, DHS Strategic Action Plan to Counter the Threat Posed by the People’s Republic of China, that details how DHS will leverage the Homeland Security Enterprise to respond to the various threats from Beijing. ... > read more

January 15, 2021 - CBP Publishes USMCA Implementing Instructions Addendum : On January 13, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published the USMCA Implementing Instructions Addendum on its website, covering changes that were flagged in a message (CSMS #45309245) that include treatment of Foreign Trade ... > read more

January 15, 2021 - CRS Publishes Overview of Generalized System of Preferences : The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has published a comprehensive overview of the Generalized System of Preferences, including listing the issues for Congress to consider as it looks at renewal following the program’s expiration ... > read more


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