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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 21, 2018 - Trump Directs USTR To Impose Tariffs on $200 Billion of Imports from China, Starting September 24th : On September 17, President Trump announced that he directed the U.S. Trade Representative to proceed with placing additional tariffs on $200 billion of imports from China. The tariffs will take effect on Monday, September 24, and are set at 10 percent through the end of 2018. Beginning January 1, the tariffs will increase to 25 percent. ... > read more

September 21, 2018 - OECD Economic Outlook Sees High Uncertainty Impacting Global Growth : In their September interim economic outlook, the OECD says that global growth has hit a plateau, with uncertainties caused by the trade war and tighter financial conditions weighing on the progress made so far in 2018. ... > read more

September 21, 2018 - ITC Publishes Paper on Impact of TPLs on U.S. Textile and Apparel Trade : The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently published a Working Paper that investigates and analyzes the impact of tariff preference levels (TPLs) on U.S. textile and apparel trade.... > read more

September 20, 2018 - Think Tanks Release Ideal Post-Brexit US-UK Free Trade Agreement Text : Eleven think tanks in the U.S. and the UK have released their vision of the ideal U.S.-UK Free Trade Agreement, which can start being negotiated once Britain formally leaves the EU in March 2019. ... > read more

September 20, 2018 - ITC Paper Explores Reshoring by the U.S. Textile and Apparel Industry : A new Working Paper by the U.S. International Trade Commission sets out to answer the question if the U.S. textile and apparel industry is on the road to recovery after years of decline. ... > read more


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