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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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September 22, 2023 - Washington and Industry Brace for Potential Government Shutdown : The threat of another government shutdown continues to loom over Washington, as efforts to continue funding the federal government past the September 30, 2023, deadline have collapsed... > read more

September 22, 2023 - CORE Releases Additional Forced Labor Assessment : The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) has released an additional Initial Assessment report for complaints regarding forced labor in the garment supply chain of Levi Strauss & Co. (Canada) Inc... > read more

September 22, 2023 - Labor Department Announces Event to Launch Child Labor Report : The Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) will host a hybrid in-person and virtual event on September 26, 2023, at 10:00am EDT to release their annual flagship report on ... > read more

September 22, 2023 - U.S. and Bangladesh Hold Seventh TICFA Meeting : The U.S. and Bangladesh held their seventh meeting of the U.S.-Bangladesh Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum (TICFA) Council on September 20, 2023, in Dhaka... > read more

September 22, 2023 - USTR Announces 20th AGOA Form in November 2023 : U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and South African Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel announced that the Government of South Africa will host the 20th U.S.-sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (AGOA Forum) in... > read more


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