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Safety and Security Goods Trade Mission to Central America Slated for May

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador from May 16 to 20, 2016, to assist U.S. companies in launching or increasing exports of U.S. safety and security goods or services to these countries. Target sub-sectors include burglar and motion alarms, sensors, intrusion detection systems, CCTV cameras, metal detectors, access control equipment, biometrics, electronic surveillance, remote monitoring sensors, perimeter security, fire and smoke detection systems and alarms, body armor, uniforms and tactical gear, commercial personal defense products, security training services, retail security systems, and sensor tags.

A minimum of 10 U.S. companies and/or trade associations and a maximum of 12 will be selected to participate in this mission. U.S. companies or trade associations already doing business with Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, as well as those seeking to enter these countries for the first time, may apply. Recruitment will begin immediately and conclude no later than March 4, 2016.

Applicants must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51 percent U.S. content.

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