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20-YEARS EXPERIENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE AMERICAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY

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At Sullivan Carson we relied on David Trumbull to guide us through the maze of trade agreements, implementing regulations, and enforcement policies that were a part of the textile industry. Specifically, David showed us, on a customer-by-customer basis, how, when and where we could use domestic and foreign yarns for in our production. Using this information to drive our purchasing strategies, Sullivan Carson easily saved $250,000 a year for almost 15 years.
--Jim Carson.

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Agathon Associates consults on textiles, international trade, and information technology systems. We can assist you in the following trade-related areas.

Tariff classifications and tariff calculations.

Compliance with the 14 U.S. free trade agreements in effect with 20 nations

Compliance with trade preference programs such as Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act, Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act, the trade preferences for Haiti (known as HOPE, HOPE II, and HELP), Qualifying Industrial Zones in the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt and Jordan, and the Generalized System of Preferences.

Industry representation on trade-related matters to congressional committees including the Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on Finance.

Industry representation on trade-related matters to executive branch agencies including the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, the Department of Commerce Import Administration, and independent governmental bodies such as the International Trade Commission.

Temporary duty reductions under the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill process.

Foreign Trade Zones in the U.S.


David Trumbull, Principal of Agathon Associates, brings 20 years experience in textiles and international trade.

He has represented U.S. textile interests in trade and development policies at negotiations and conferences throughout North America, Western Europe, East Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa.

He is a Licensed Customs Broker and a Massachusetts Notary Public.

He was appointed, in 2007, to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textile and Clothing ("ITAC 13") by Ambassador Susan C. Schwab and Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez. Re-appointed, in 2010, to ITAC 13 by Ambassador Ronald Kirk and Secretary Gary Locke.

He can be reached in Boston at 6 Beacon Street, Suite 715, Boston, Mass, 02108, or by email at david@agathonassociates.com.

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