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SIA Establishes International Relations Committee to Educate Government and Industry

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New committee to be chaired by Richard Brent, CEO, Louroe Electronics Mexico City, Mexico — The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced today its establishment of the SIA International Relations Committee, chaired by Richard Brent, CEO, Louroe Electronics. The announcement of SIA’s International Relations Committee was announced from Mexico City in conjunction with the opening day…

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Holding South Africa Responsible for Potential Trade Violations

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The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently had the opportunity to participate in an out-of-cycle review process for South Africa’s participation in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in response to concerns about the country’s compliance with provisions of the law. SIA believes that a pending South African law which will restrict foreign ownership of…

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SIA Commends U.S. Senate for AGOA with Enhanced Oversight Provision

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The security industry calls on the House of Representatives to act quickly on companion legislation. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) commends the U.S. Senate for approving the bipartisan measure reauthorizing the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), S. 1267, on May 14. In addition to extending the Act, which expires Sept.…

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A Trade Mission to Africa for the Security Industry

The International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce offers a unique opportunity to the security industry through its business development missions. The next mission is coming up March 4-12, 2015, and the application deadline is Jan. 15, 2015. So what is a business trade mission? In this case, the International Trade Administration will…

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Crippling Import Duties on Security Manufacturers

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The Information Technology Agreement (ITA) has been one of the most successful multilateral tariff-reduction agreements in history, helping increase global trade in information and communications technology (ICT) products by more than 400 percent since the treaty went into effect in 1997.  Negotiated through the World Trade Organization (WTO), 70 countries generating 95 percent of the…

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SIA Protests Measure to Restrict Foreign Ownership of Security Firms in South Africa

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SIA writes to Senate Finance Committee to call for pressure on South Africa through amendments to the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) has added its voice to security organizations protesting a bill in South Africa that would ban foreign ownership of security firms. On May 28,…

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Counterfeit Goods Could Be Threatening Your Brand; SIA Launching Committee to Help

​​SIA will be launching an anti-counterfeiting committee in the coming months, and as part of the preparation for that project, SIA CEO Don Erickson and I attended the UL Brand Protection Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on June 11-12. The conference, while not focused on security products, provided a good overview of the counterfeiting/brand theft…

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