19 Mar Coronavirus: Looking Ahead
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact countries, economies, and lives, Blessings International is closely monitoring the situation and our supply, keeping our partners and their teams always in mind.
We routinely work closely with our partner manufacturers, some of which are located in India and receive their active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from China. While we are confident in the quality of our manufacturers and their products, because China manufactures a large percentage of APIs, it’s likely that there could be a supply disruption of pharmaceuticals in the coming months.
While we have been able to keep costs consistent for high-demand products such as the N95 face masks, in the coming months, if supply of primary products is affected, it’s possible that we could anticipate item shortages and/or price fluctuations.
As always, our mission is to get much-needed medicines into the hands of the most needy, and one way we are able to do this is through direct international shipments. For exported shipments that exceed $5,000, Blessings International pays for shipping to the port of import. Exports under $5,000 are eligible to receive free shipping within the United States to the port of export. (More details here.)
We will be doing all we can to be sure our partners are able to provide a consistent supply to the international groups that depend on them. Because of the volatility of this global situation, we suggest subscribing to our emails and following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn to receive Blessings’ most current updates.