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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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June 21, 2019 - Mexico Ratifies USMCA : The Mexican Senate has passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in a 114-4 vote, making it the first of the three countries to fully ratify the trade deal that will replace NAFTA. ... > read more

June 21, 2019 - State Department Releases 2019 Human Trafficking Report : The State Department has released its 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report analyzing U.S. and foreign government compliance with the standards set in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. ... > read more

June 21, 2019 - USTR Announces Section 301 Tranche 3 Product Exclusion Procedures : In a Federal Register notice scheduled to be published on June 24, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced the procedures for product exclusions from the third tranche of products under the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China. ... > read more

June 21, 2019 - USTR Conducts Marathon Hearings on China 301 Tariffs : More than 300 companies and trade groups are slated to speak at hearings before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative this week and next week on the Administration’s proposed expansion of the 301 tariffs on imports from China. ... > read more

June 21, 2019 - Democratic Presidential Candidates Say USMCA Must Be Improved : A new poll of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls finds united opposition to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in its current form, with 16 candidates interviewed saying the agreement needs significant improvements prior to passage. ... > read more


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