SIA Bolsters Global Trade and Supply Chain Efforts

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In light of the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Security Industry Association (SIA) continues to explore ways to provide members with robust resources and volunteer opportunities to ensure companies remain informed about current developments on a global scale.

As such, SIA is pleased to announce the creation of the Global Commerce Working Group, which aims to educate and keep SIA members informed about trade and security issues impacting the global supply chains of member companies. The working group is open to members wishing to stay informed about and influence the outcomes of specialized trade policy and global supply chain protocols that enable companies to expand into emerging markets.

“If members are interested in expanding their business operations and remaining abreast of global COVID-19 response efforts, I highly encourage them to participate in SIA’s global policy activities,” said Susan Kohn Ross, partner through her professional corporation at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLC and chair of the Global Commerce Working Group.

Goals for the Working Group Include:

  • Co-hosting an event with international security partners
  • Establishing formal partnerships with international security associations
  • Continuing to monitor and take public positions on relevant trade and supply chain security policy issues

Future Events

Under the leadership of the Global Commerce Working Group, SIA is partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Israeli government and Israeli business associations to host the webinar Leveraging U.S.-Israel Funding for Homeland Security Partnerships with Israeli Companies on Wednesday, May 6, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Interested in learning how to partner with Israeli security companies and explore future grant opportunities? This webinar aims to educate interested members seeking to expand global operations into Israel by providing an overview of the U.S. Israel Binational Industrial Research & Development Homeland Security (BIRD HLS) grant program, a joint initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Israeli Ministry of Public Security for the purpose of identifying the U.S. and Israeli security companies seeking to cooperate on R&D projects focused on security solutions. Learn more and RSVP here.

If you are interested in joining SIA’s Global Commerce Working Group, please email me at