There is only one business today all over the world, and that is supplies of medical disposables. The only place of the source is China. The whole world is under lockdown, and China has increased its production line for the manufacturing of medical disposables.
This is a forced business for many, and they have little or no knowledge about the products. Most of the countries are fighting to save their citizens, and medical disposables have got an important role to play in their mission.
Vegetable vendors are manufacturing masks and other medical disposable products. Considering the margin of profits, students and homemakers have become big-time traders/sourcing agents without sufficient knowledge about the product.
Recently the government of China has taken strict actions and has implemented new export norms, which has results in goods getting stuck or not cleared for exports by the department of customs of China. The ultimate loser is the importer who has placed an order for the emergency needs.
Due to travel restrictions, many people who have got fly by night approaches are taking undue advantage of the situation.
The correct method of buying in such a situation is to buy from a trader who has got a license from the Chinese government to trade in these products. Dealing with registered business owners does cost a little more, but the deal is always safe and secured.
Many factories try to use certificates owned by other manufacturers to sell their goods. Customs in China are checking documents strictly, and there is hardly any scope to get such goods cleared.
When you deal with the registered business owner (allowed list of products is mentioned on the license of the traders, chances of getting cheated are minimum.