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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 23, 2020 - House Republicans Introduce China Task Force Act : Following the release of the China Task Force Report late last month, House Republicans have introduced the China Task Force Act taking aim at the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to protect American values, consumers, and businesses... > read more

October 23, 2020 - Trump and Biden Spar Over China Policy in Final Debate : President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden sparred over the U.S. response to China during the final presidential debate prior to the November 3 election. ... > read more

October 23, 2020 - WTO Launches New Data Portal Showing Progress on Trade-Related SDGs : The World Trade Organization (WTO) has launched a new portal that shows progress on attaining the trade-related Sustainable Development Goals... > read more

October 23, 2020 - CBP Announces First Forced Labor Finding on Stevia Imports from China : U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced their first forced labor Finding since 1996 on stevia from China, the results of a Withhold Release Order (WRO) first issued in ... > read more

October 23, 2020 - ILO Releases Report on Effect of COVID-19 on Asia-Pacific Garment Workers : The International Labor Organization (ILO) has released a new report titled “The supply chain ripple effect: How COVID-19 is affecting garment workers and factories in Asia and the Pacific.” ... > read more


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