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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 18, 2019 - House Democrats Urge USTR to Clarify USMCA de minimis Level : A group of 43 Democrats in the House of Representatives have sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressing their concern over the de minimis language that is included in the newly-signed U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). ... > read more

January 18, 2019 - DOD Publishes Report on China’s Expanding Influence : The Department of Defense has published a new report titled “Assessment on U.S. Defense Implications of China’s Expanding Global Access.” ... > read more

January 18, 2019 - New Bill Proposes Expanding Trump’s Tariff Powers : Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) is set to introduce a new bill next week that would greatly expand the President’s power to levy tariffs. ... > read more

January 18, 2019 - USTR Provides Update on 301 Exclusion Request Process & FTZs : U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer has sent a letter to Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) with an update on the Section 301 tariff exclusion process in response to Kaine’s request for information. ... > read more

January 18, 2019 - Brexit Deal Fails by Large Margin, Uncertainty Remains : The Brexit deal as negotiated by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union failed to pass the British Parliament by a large margin this week, with a total of 432-202 voting against it. ... > read more


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