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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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July 12, 2019 - USMCA Timeline Uncertain as Democrats Meet with USTR : New reports this week are predicting that President Trump may not submit the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to Congress until after the August recess amidst continued resistance by Congressional Democrats. ... > read more

July 12, 2019 - USTR Approves Additional Exclusion Requests Under Section 301 for Products on List 1 : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has announced additional product exclusions to the initial list of $34 billion in Chinese products subject to 25% tariffs (List 1) under Section 301. ... > read more

July 12, 2019 - USTR Announces New Section 301 Investigation into France’s Digital Service Tax : The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced a new Section 301 investigation of the new Digital Services Tax (DST) passed by the Government of France. ... > read more

July 12, 2019 - CBP Releases July 2019 Commodity Webinar Schedule : This month U.S. Customs and Border Protection will offer a handful of webinars hosted by the National Commodity Specialist Division with focus on specific commodity topics, including yarns, fabrics, and textiles. ... > read more

July 3, 2019 - U.S. Releases May 2019 General Import Data : The May 2019 U.S. General Import data was released on July 3, 2019. Textile and apparel imports in the month of May 2019 were 6,106.6 million SME valued at $9,238.9 million. ... > read more


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