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20 May 2020

News Item from John S Connor, USA.

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland has acquired 500,000 COVID-19 tests from South Korea’s LabGenomics. Operation Enduring Friendship was deemed an exponential game-changing step forward on our large-scale testing initiative. In the recent press conference the Governor thanked LabGenomics, Samsung SDS for the logistical support, Korean Air for the charter flight, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, John S. Connor Global Logistics, and the entire Operation Enduring Friendship team.

Lee Connor, President of John S. Connor, explained “we were asked to consult on a number of issues related to the import of the test kits from Korea. This involved logistics details to transport the kits from Korea to its final destination at a temperature controlled facility. This included certain aspects of the customs clearance and FDA clearance required for this product. Ultimately we provided the services to clear Customs and FDA as well as helped to facilitate the final delivery to a warehouse carried out by the State National Guard.”

We are proud that Connor could contribute to this important mission to import these life-saving tests so important to fight COVID-19.

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