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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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May 18, 2018 - China’s Vice Premier Talks Trade Issues in D.C. : Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, the top economic advisor to Chinese President Xi Jinping, is in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss the ongoing trade dispute with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and other policymakers, including a meeting with President Trump. ... > read more

May 18, 2018 - Domestic Industry Clashes with Importers at 301 Hearing : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative held three days of testimony on the proposed Section 301 tariffs against imports from China, hearing from more than 100 organizations about the impact on the U.S. economy. ... > read more

May 18, 2018 - EU to Impose Retaliatory Tariffs Against U.S. As Temporary Exemption Expires : The European Commission met on May 16, 2018 and released an implementing regulation that will impose a 25 percent tariff on approximately $3.34 billion worth of U.S. goods on June 20, 2018, in response to the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs under section 232. ... > read more

May 18, 2018 - Lighthizer Issues Statement on NAFTA, Deal is "Nowhere Near Close" : U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer issued a statement on the status of the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations, saying that there is no deal yet and that the parties aren’t even close. ... > read more

May 17, 2018 - CBP Reports on Textile and Apparel Seizures in 2017 : U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released Textile Enforcement Fact Sheets for Fiscal Years 2013-2017. ... > read more


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