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U.S. Commerce Department Places Restrictions on Chinese Video Surveillance and AI Firms

Chinese firms placed on “Entity List” due to implication in human rights violations On Monday, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a rule that places Dahua and Hikvision among eight Chinese companies and 20 Chinese public security bureaus on the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security “Entity List.”   The Entity List imposes certain export…

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SIA-Supported Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Bill Passes U.S. House of Representatives

H.R. 1618 will provide assistance for purchasing and installing residential carbon monoxide detectors. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives’ passing of H.R. 1618, the Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2019 – a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.). SIA…

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SIA, ALAS and CANASA Support Letter for USMCA
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SIA, ALAS and CANASA Urge Congress to Approve United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will benefit the North American security industry and open new opportunities for existing and emerging markets. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA), the Latin American Security Association (ALAS) and the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) have formed a coalition to urge the U.S. Congress…

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Acquisition Rules of NDAA Prohibition of Chinese Video Surveillance Products
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SIA Analysis of Acquisition Rules Related to NDAA Prohibition of Chinese Video Surveillance Products

This preliminary analysis covers the interim final rule implementing Section 889(a)(1)(A) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal 2019 (P.L. 115-232) which prohibits procurement of certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance products. This rule was published and became effective August 13, 2019.  This analysis focuses specifically on the video surveillance equipment and services covered, and SIA will update this analysis with additional insight or information as needed.

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Regulation Implementing NDAA Procurement Ban Announced

On the afternoon of Aug. 7, 2019, the pre-publication version of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule implementing the first subsection of the procurement prohibition on certain Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance equipment was posted. It is anticipated that the rule will be published in the Federal Register as early as Thursday, Aug. 8 (regulations.gov).…

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