China‘s safety and security market exceeded $4.12 billion in 2011. As one of the world‘s fastest growing economies, China is undertaking numerous, large-scale projects including airports, sports stadiums, and metro systems that will require extensive security systems. In addition, municipalities are installing emergency response systems to improve security and bolster response times. On a consumer level, China‘s growing middle class is demanding high-quality, residential security equipment and services. Before selling in China, U.S. exporters need to be aware of Chinese certification requirements, as well as potential U.S. export controls. Overall, the sector is expected to maintain rapid growth and create export opportunities by expanding to an estimated $8.5 billion by 2015.
Sub-Sector Best Prospects
Much of the demand in the safety and security industry is related to digital technology, security guard communications systems, network technology for inspection control systems, and emergency warning systems.
The safety and security sector remains a highly-regulated industry in China. In most cases, when local safety and security engineering companies win tenders for large projects, they need to import equipment and technology. U.S. exporters should look for opportunities to provide products and to partner with Chinese engineering firms that often have strong connections with the Chinese Government.
Major Trade Shows
Shanghai International Disaster Reduction and Public Security Exhibition 2012
Date: October 10-12, 2012
Venue: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center http://www.china-disaster.com
2012 China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security
Date: October 22-25, 2012
Venue: China International Exhibition Center (New),
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