Thursday, September 18, 2014

Trade Advisor Service Celebrates Six Months of Helping Industry

The end of September will mark six months of Agathon Associates Trade Advisor, an annual subscription service designed to assist textile and related companies stay abreast of the latest developments in U.S. regulations affecting:

  • textile and wool product labeling,
  • consumer product safety regulations relating to textiles and related products,
  • foreign trade zone applications relating to textiles and related products,
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection tariff classification, country of origin, and marking regulations and decisions relating to textiles and textile products,
  • compliance with the regulations for free trade agreements and trade preference programs as they affect trade in textiles and textile products, and
  • proposed legislation that touches on rules and regulations for textiles and textile products.

Subscribers to this annual service access to valuable information on the subscribers-only pages of Agathon Associates website. Some of the recent postings on subscribers-only pages have included:

  • point-by-point analysis of the recent changes to the Federal Trade Commission Wool Rules,
  • background, including links to original submissions and rebuttals, relating to a recent foreign trade zone application for woven fabric of cotton or polyester,
  • update on recent development in the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement and details on the paperwork requirement for that program, and
  • detailed background and analysis of a recent foreign trade zone application relating to upholstery fabric.

Subscribers also benefit from the 20-years experience of Agathon Associates' Principal David Trumbull, who is available to answer questions about U.S. regulations affecting textiles and textile products. As a subscriber, quick answers to your questions will be just a phone call or email away. David 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 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.

The cost of this service is just $2,500 per year. Subscribers joining mid-year will have their subscription cost pro-rated, so you can SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR $1,250.

Already Agathon Associates has signed by subscribers in the wool textile, knitted textile, and man-made fiber yarn sectors of the industry.

For more information, or to sign up, call David at 617-237-6008.

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