No access to growing areas
The pandemic still has a strong hold on daily life in China. As infection rates are high many areas in the northeastern parts of the country, where shine skin and GWS kernels are produced, have been closed off. Trading has nearly come to a standstill and suppliers are unable to obtain new seeds. As there is little option but to wait and it is by no means certain when the closed off areas will be reopened again exporters have to be extremely patient and shipments will most certainly be delayed.