May 23, 2014
Sempermed - Thailand Update
As reported in the media, there has been a political coup in Thailand. Political demonstrations in Thailand have taken place regularly since early November 2013. Most past activity has occurred in the Bangkok area, often around government, shopping, and tourist sites, but on occasion there have been smaller demonstrations in other areas of Thailand, including Chiang Mai.

The day after the coup, the army is in place to maintain peace, order and public safety, and calm had settled on the streets of Bangkok, which has been the focal point of political unrest. It is being reported that life in most of the city's center appeared normal during the day Friday, with shops open and people going to work. "The situation in Bangkok is quite calm at the moment, but obviously we're all watching very, very closely to see what happens next," Kristie Kenney, U.S. ambassador to Thailand, told CNN.

Many of the gloves offered by Sempermed are manufactured in Thailand. Our factory, Siam Sempermed, produces several billion latex and Nitrile exam gloves per year. Sempermed gloves are manufactured in Hat Yai, located 450 miles south of Bangkok. The port from which Sempermed product is shipped is located in Songkhla, which lies on the Gulf of Thailand near Hat Yai.

There have been several of these types of events over the years and we have never experienced any shipment delayed or detained. We do not foresee any business interruptions with the current situation.

We will continue to monitor the situation and give you regular updates, if necessary.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your Sempermed representative.