Safety and Security Market Brief
Before proceeding in sales of safety and security equipment to China, U.S. exporters should confirm that the sale of its goods and technology to China is not prohibited by the Tiananmen Sanctions or other export restrictions. In 1989, the U.S. Congress imposed the “Tiananmen Square Sanctions” on the PRC in response to its actions against pro-
democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. Many of the provisions for the “Tiananmen Square Sanctions” are still in effect, including the prohibitions on the
export to the PRC of defense articles on the U.S. Munitions List and the export of crime control or detection instruments or equipment. The Tiananmen Sanctions also prohibit the sale of numerous items to the Chinese military and police. For assistance in determining the restrictions on the sale of safety and security equipment to China, U.S. companies should contact the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), formally named the Bureau of Export Administration, and the Department of State's Office of Defense Trade Controls (ODTC). You can contact BIS through their website, www.bis.doc.gov, or through their Exporter Assistance Office at 202-482-4811. You can contact ODTC at their website, www.pmdtc.org.
China’s safety and security market has expanded from its traditional industry base in the financial, insurance, custom, police, airport and IT areas, to include expansion into the construction, transportation, and education fields. This expansion demonstrates the increasing in market demand in China for safety and security equipment.
Beijing’s selection as the host for the 2008 Olympic Games has also increased the demand for safety and security equipment. Numerous types of safety and security equipment will be needed to protect the basic infrastructure and professional facilities being built for the Olympic Games.
There will be nine risky factors including fires and urban harassment in the security maintenance areas of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games pointed by Lu Shimin, head of the security department of the Beijing Olympics Organizing Committee. The nine risky areas including fire, illegally intruding upon the Olympic Games facilities, urban harassment, crimes, technological risk of the key service system of the Olympic Games, traffic safety, natural calamities, other calamities and terrorist activities as the risky ones of the Beijing Olympic Games security work.
The security budget of last year's Athens Olympics hit a record one-point-two billion Euros. Budgets for future Games are expected to surge due to mounting security concerns following a series of terrorist activities across the world this year. However, municipal government officials say that Beijing's budget will not exceed that of Athens.
Much of the safety and security demand will focus on high-tech equipment, such as digital technology, entrance guard communication systems, network technology inspection controllers, and warning system.
- Inspection control systems. This area has been a hot point in the China
market in recent years and is very competitive. Panasonic, Samsung, Sony,
JVC, and Sanyo occupy a majority of the market share in China’s high-grade
inspection control market.
- Entrance guard communication systems: China’s domestic enterprises occupy
the majority share in the entrance guard systems sector, and foreign
enterprises, such as the US companies BII and HID, the UK company TDSI,
and the Israeli company DDS, occupy the majority share of communication
- Warning systems: the main market is for intelligent residential systems.
Foreign companies dominate the market for high-grade products, and the
latest trend in this area is towards developing integrated safety and security
Standard issues in Safety and Security equipment industry:
Beginning on August 1, 2003, four types of fire fighting equipment and intruder alarm systems will need the “China Compulsory Certification” (CCC mark), in order to be sold in China.
The four items are:
- Fire Alarm equipment: point type smoke fire detectors, heat sensitive point
fire detectors, fire alarm control units, controls for fire protection equipment,
and manual fire alarm buttons
- Fire Hoses: lined fire hoses, and wet fire hoses.
- Sprinkler Equipment: sprinklers, wet system alarm valves, water flow
indicators, and fire pressure switches.
- Detectors for Intruder Alarm Systems: microwave doppler detectors for use in
buildings, active infrared intrusion detectors, passive infrared detectors for use
in buildings, and combination microwave and passive infrared intrusion
The CCC mark regulations are based on relevant laws and regulations covering product safety licensing and product quality certification. The purpose of the CCC regulations is to improve and enhance regulatory functions in the field of compulsory product certification and to effectively safeguard national and public interests in a feasible
manner. The regulation will be implemented by the State General Administration for Quality Supervision and Inspection and Quarantine of China (AQSIQ) and the Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA), as authorized by the State Council. If you want to learn more about CCC mark, go to CNCA website at www.cnca.gov.cn.
US companies will need to submit their certificate application to the China Certification Center for Fire Products, Ministry of Public Security. The contact info is:
Contact person: Mr. Qunming Hu
Website: www. cccf.com.cn