Stricter requirements become an obstacle
Market players had already feared that several shipments from India might be rejected on arrival in South Korea after stricter requirements were introduced there regarding pesticide residues in food. In fact, 2,700 mt of sesame seeds are said to have been rejected because they did not meet the new requirements. This is causing uncertainty in the market, as exporters reckon that many shipments will not be able to keep up with the higher standards.
Meanwhile, shipments to China continue to be difficu