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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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October 13, 2017 - NAFTA Fourth Round Begins with Progress, Trump Mulls Withdrawal : U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer marked the beginning of the fourth round of NAFTA negotiations by highlighting the progress to date and looking ahead to the many issues that will be discussed during this round... > read more

October 13, 2017 - Ways & Means Hearing Explores Trade Agreements in Asia-Pacific : On October 11, 2017, the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee held a hearing on “Opportunities to Expand U.S. Trade Relationships in the Asia-Pacific Region.”... > read more

October 13, 2017 - CPSC Issues New Guidance on OFRs : The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued new guidance on consumer products containing organohalogen flame retardants (OFRs), citing the potential for toxic exposure to consumers in children's products, furniture, mattresses, and electronics casings... > read more

October 13, 2017 - Textile Exchange Releases 2017 Preferred Fiber Report : The Textile Exchange has released the fourth edition of the Preferred Fiber & Materials (PFM) Market Report. Noting that this year had the highest ever number... > read more

October 13, 2017 - Report: Conflict Minerals Transparency Decreased in 2017 : The Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) has released their fourth annual report Mining the Disclosures 2017: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals Reporting in Year Four, which that takes a critical look at how 206 companies across... > read more


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