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    2020-04-07 hit 1533

    KITA to Support Export of ‘K-Quarantine Products’

    - Launched ‘COVID-19 Global Bridge’ project to help the exports of test kits, medical supplies and hygiene products -

     

    The Korea International Trade Association (Chairman: Kim Young-Ju) has started to support businesses exporting Korean diagnostic kits and medical supplies and hygiene products through the ‘COVID-19 Global Bridge’ project.

     

    As news media around the globe have recently reported South Korea’s success in containing the coronavirus to date as a model case, requests for imports of related products from governments and economic organizations around the world increased significantly. Most urgently requested items were masks, coronavirus testing kits, ventilators, and so on and there is a high demand for medical supplies such as disinfectants, surgical gloves and protective gear.

     

    Accordingly, the Korea International Trade Association has launched a project to provide information to foreign governments, embassies and the members of KITA Global Partners Club, which is consist of 235 chambers of commerce of 67 countries, MOU agencies, and committee partners for economic cooperation, regarding South Korean exporters of medical supplies and hygiene products.

     

    From March 25th, the Korea International Trade Association started to recruit companies that can manage the immediate exports of medical supplies and hygiene products. As of April 6th, some 360 companies have applied demonstrating great interest of the companies. Of those applicants, KITA plans to share the list of the companies that successfully passed the screening process of product validation with the overseas networks. The organization is planning to provide direct business matching services as well. The applications will be accepted via KITA’s website (www.kita.net) until April 24th.  

     

    The website of KITA Global Partners Club will be newly created under kita.org-global business category in April.

     

    Cho Hak-hee, the head of International Affairs Group at the Korea International Trade Association, said, The association is also receiving a lot of requests for information regarding Korean manufacturers of medical supplies and hygiene items through its overseas branches, foreign embassies in Korea, and economic organizations from all over the world. He also mentioned, This project will expand the export opportunities of Koran companies and also contribute to stopping the spread of COVID-19 around the world.



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