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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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November 17, 2017 - Trump Talks Tough About Trade With Asia : On November 15, 2017, President Donald Trump spoke to reporters to talk about his accomplishments completed during his first major trip to Asia. During the trip, “fair and reciprocal” trade was a much-repeated refrain. ... > read more

November 17, 2017 - Florida Senators Introduce CBTPA Extension Bill : On October 5, 2017, Florida Senators Bill Nelson (D) and Marco Rubio (R) introduced S.1943 The Caribbean Trade Extension Act of 2017. ... > read more

November 17, 2017 - ITC to Study Trade with Sub-Saharan Africa : On November 17, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced it has launched a new investigation to examine U.S. trade in goods and services, along with investment, in Sub-Saharan Africa... > read more

November 17, 2017 - Tillerson Addresses Human Rights Issues in Burma : On November 15, 2017, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a joint press event with Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has fallen under widespread criticism in recent months over allegations of ethnic cleansing taking place within the country... > read more

November 17, 2017 - APEC Leaders Looks Toward e-Commerce as Future of Trade : On November 8, 2017, the leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries met in Vietnam to discuss trade and other global economic issues... > read more


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