05 February 2020

Unite as one to overcome difficulties - KWM raised emergency medical supplies from overseas to help fight against the coronavirus epidemic

On 2 February, under the leadership of KWM Party committee, the first batch of 13,050 medical-grade medical supplies (including 12,850 pieces of medical protective clothing) with a total weight of about 6.2 tons arrived at Wuhan. These supplies were jointly purchased by King & Wood Mallesons and KWM Foundation from South Korea and Japan.

In addition, more than 1.33 million medical grade medical supplies, including medical gloves, medical masks, protective clothing, surgical suits, splash proof goggles and face masks, purchased by KWM from South Korea and the United States, will soon arrive in China.

On the afternoon of 2 February, the first batch of medical grade medical supplies donated by KWM completed customs clearance formalities.

Partner representatives of KWM Guangzhou and Shenzhen offices at the customs clearance site in Shenzhen

Medical supplies purchased by KWM from South Korea

KWM Tokyo office purchases medical supplies

KWM US office purchases medical materials

The first batch of medical materials donated by KWM flew from Shenzhen to Wuhan

The first batch of medical grade medical supplies donated by KWM arrived in Wuhan

The "battle" against the new coronavirus pneumonia outbreak has drawn attention from all of KWM staff. Immediately after the outbreak, KWM set up a material donation coordination group, allocated special funds from KWM Foundation, made an overall planning of global platform resources, coordinated offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Silicon Valley, New York and London and South Korea practice, to actively raise and purchase urgently needed medical grade supplies to provide assistance to Hubei. In the face of the extreme shortage of related medical supplies both at home and abroad, the increasing complexity of international freight arrangement and fund transfer during the Chinese New Year holiday, KWM team quickly went to the "front line" of searching and purchasing medical resources, making every effort to find the source of goods. They communicated with relevant departments 24 hours a day to ensure the efficient and rapid completion of the procedures such as shipping space booking and customs declaration, and raced against time to deliver the purchased supplies to China.

This batch of medical supplies procured overseas bearing the respect and blessings of the KWM staff to the medical staff who are fighting in the front line of the epidemic has been greatly supported by all parties. These medical supplies get through the customs via the "green channel" for epidemic medical supplies provided by Shenzhen Customs and Guangzhou Customs respectively. With the strong support of SF Express in China, South Korea and Japan, they were transported to Hubei at the top speed.

As part in the fight against the epidemic, KWM will continue to work with all other sectors of the society to contribute to the victory over the epidemic.

Stay strong Wuhan! Stay strong China!

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