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SEP 2018

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ACCESS & POWER INTEGRATION TROVE ® SAVES TIME & LABOR ...MAXIMIZING PROFITS Visit us at GSX - Booth 1950 by – Easily combine Altronix ® power and accessories with access controllers from the industry's leading manufacturers – Trove enclosures with removable backplanes allow you to configure, layout and test prior to on-site installation – Efficient, scalable designs for optimum performance and seamless integration – Pre-assembled kits available in various configurations further reduce overall costs Altronix® / 718.567.8181 / altronix.com / Made in the U.S.A. By SSN Staff SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Secu- rity Industry Association recently provided an update and info on the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)'s announcement of a pro- cess to obtain product exclusions from Section 301 tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods imported to the United States. In effect as of Friday, July 6, an additional 25 percent tariff applies to 56 tariff subheadings identified by SIA as impacting security-related prod- ucts. USTR is now considering exclusion requests "to address situations that warrant exclud- ing a particular product within a subheading, but not the tariff subheading as a whole." Since exclusions will be made on a product and not a company basis, exclusions will apply to all imports of the product regardless of whether the importer filed a request. The exclusion process has the following important dates and features: • The public will have 90 days to file a request for a product exclusion; the request period will end on Tuesday, Oct. 9. • Following public posting of the filed request on regulations. gov, the public will have 14 days to file responses to the request for product exclusion. After the close SIA issues guidance on tariff exclusion process By SSN Staff LAS VEGAS—ASIS Interna- tional recently announced changes for this year's Global Security Exchange, to be held Sept 23-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, including new stages on the exhibit floor as well as career development opportunities. "We have completely re- engineered GSX to provide more opportunities for securi- ty practitioners, solution pro- viders, students, military and first responders. From Career HQ and the International Trade Center to our three unique theaters of education and live demos, attendees and exhibitors will find tremen- dous value in our immersive, engaging, and informative expo hall," Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP, 2018 president, ASIS International, said in the announcement. The exhibit floor at GSX will now include three new "X Learning Theaters." The "X Stage" will feature technolo- gies and their impacts across the industry, such as block- chain and cryptocurrencies, AI, drones and robotics, social media and the digital self. The "Xcelerated Exchange Stage," will provide a forum for dis- cussions between practitio- ners and solution providers to proactively address the cur- rent and future security land- scape. Lastly, the "Xperience Stage" at GSX will showcase case studies and other best practices that address secu- rity challenges practitioners face across all industry sec- tors, including active shooter scenarios, bullying in the healthcare industry, and the risks associated with hosting a public event at cultural insti- tutions. The new "Career HQ" will have a career fair and enhanced career center, according to ASIS. "Job seek- ers will have access to resume reviews, a headshot studio, career coaching, professional development sessions and networking opportunities with employers and peers— all free. The new career fair will have top companies looking to hire talent, such as Changes, additions coming to GSX 2018 Tariff see page 7 GSX see page 6 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS S EPTEMBER 2018 www.securitysystemsnews.com NEWS 5

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