Welcome to U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safety and Security Team website! This website is your resource for market research reports, trade leads, and event information designed to help you succeed internationally. Our worldwide team of Specialists, located throughout the Unites States at 100 Export Assistance Centers and in more than 72 American Embassies and Consulates worldwide, are dedicated to help you increase your export sales. We are the safety and security industry’s primary export assistance resource and should be your first point of contact if you are looking to develop your business abroad.
Our Specialists can help you understand global markets, develop international marketing plans, meet buyers at international trade shows, and much more. Learn more about what we can do for you:
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Show: SHOT Show
Dates: January 14-17, 2014
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Description: The largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting, and law enforcement industries. For more information, please visit http://shotshow.org/ or contact Sam.Tsoming@trade.gov.
Dates: January 19-21, 2014
Location: Dubai, UAE
Description: Renowned as the region’s largest and most comprehensive trade and networking exhibition for the safety & security industries, Intersec 2014 offers you a unique spectrum of products from the fields of commercial activity, information security, fire and rescue, safety & health, homeland security, and policing. For more information, please visit http://www.intersecexpo.com/frankfurt/18/for-visitors/welcome.aspx or contact Ashok.Ghosh@trade.gov.
Show: Secutech 2014 – The International Exhibition and Conference for Electronic Security, Information Security, Fire and Safety
Dates: March 19-21, 2014
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Description: Secutech gathers distributors, dealers, and end-users from around the world. The Show houses a broad spectrum of security products and services from components and software to total solutions, and is acknowledged by industry players as the major security business platform that bridges key original manufacturers and buyers. For more information, please visit http://www.secutech.com or contact Cindy.Chang@trade.gov.
Show: ISNR 2014
Dates: April 1-3, 2014
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Description: The homeland security show for the Middle East and North Africa. The show features the following technologies: homeland security, information security, and critical infrastructure security. For more information, please visit http://www.isnrabudhabi.com/portal/home.aspx or contact George.Messiha@trade.gov.
Show: ExpoSeguridad Mexico 2014
Dates: April 8-10, 2014
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Description: Mexico’s most important security show, ExpoSeguridad has rapidly become an event with international appeal, as evidenced by attendance from more than 28 countries, including many in Central America and the Caribbean. The Team will offer its popular Catalog Exhibition at the Show this year. More details to follow. For more information on ExpoSeguridad, please visit http://www.exposeguridadmexico.com/en/ or contact Jorge.Arce@trade.gov.
|EU Supply Chains: A VAT and Transfer Pricing Perspective -- Biotechnology, Consumer Electronics, Computers/Peripherals, Defense Industry Eq., Electronic Components, General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Medical Eq., Materials Handling Machinery, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.|
|Pre-Register for this event|
Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about EU Supply Chains and how to address VAT and Transfer Pricing Issues.
RSM Tenon(UK)and McGladrey LLP, along with the Commercial Specialist from the U.S. Commercial Service's, Mission to the European Union, will provide an overview of VAT rules that are most relevant to U.S. companies doing business in Europe, as well as some of the more significant changes in EU Customs rules.
The Webinar will explain:
• Outline of the basic principles of VAT
• VAT impacts on U.S. exporters (goods vs. services, B2B vs. B2C, online/electronic services. VAT compliance strategies).
• Implementation of the modernized Customs Code as well as the Tariff Reductions/Suspensions
• Place of supply rules and how it concerns US businesses
• Intra-EU supply of goods and services – compliance obligations
• Discussion on the VAT features of limited risk distribution
• Income tax and transfer pricing aspects of supply chain structures
|Isabelle Maelcamp, European Union|
|James Paul, Boston|
|Michelle Ouellette, Boston|
Senior International Trade Specialist