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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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March 1, 2024 - Biden Administration Releases 2024 Trade Policy Agenda and 2023 Annual Report : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released the Biden Administration’s 2024 Trade Policy Agenda and 2023 Annual Report on March 1, 2024, containing one of the longest sections in textiles seen in recent years. ... > read more

March 1, 2024 - Biden Appoints Nine Members to ACTPN : President Biden announced the appointment of nine new members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, including a textile executive... > read more

March 1, 2024 - Gallagher Issues Statement on De Minimis Imports : House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mike Gallagher (R-WI) issued a statement on March 1, 2024, in response to new data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection showing a 53% increase ... > read more

March 1, 2024 - House Democrats Press Mayorkas on Textile Enforcement : House Democrat Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and 40 other lawmakers wrote a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alexander Mayorkas on February 29, 2024, asking him to make a plan to address the flood ... > read more

March 1, 2024 - Senators Call for End to De Minimis : Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rick Scott (R-FL) sent a letter to President Biden on February 24, 2024, urging him to take executive action to end duty-free treatment for Section 321 de minimis ... > read more


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