Polish Apple growers, And other food products, victims of the Russian food embargo, has discovered a way to circumvent the ban on the import of objects to the Russian Federation, And also began to enter other markets, write English media.
according to information from the statistical office of Poland, in 2014 it was the largest weight Apple exporter in the world. In 2013, 55% of the crop was exported to the Russian Federation, for this reason, Polish Farmers are stronger than others damaged by the embargo, "Vedomosti" referring to the financial times. Importers from other European countries have used the Russian ban to reduce the prices of Polish apples. Some Polish producers who did not have enough warehousing, panicked and began to sell the apples cheaper cost. Others were more fortunate, as They could wait until spring when the prices increased. Farmers also found a way to circumvent the embargo. They had paid agents from countries such as Serbia and Belarus, which are not included in the European Union, so they changed the documentation, and So exported apples to the Russian Federation – such data log results referring to one of the farmers. According to him, to replace the documentation for a single truck was worth about five hundred euros. In addition, Farmers increased export fresh markets, for example, in the UAE and Hong Kong. According to their statements, in Africa and Asia are the markets simply cannot go beyond one year: we need to grow new varieties and to obtain permission from local authorities controlling the product quality. Exporters of food helps the Polish government: it enters into bilateral agreements with other States. Canada has already opened its market for Polish apples, And Japan and Ukraine are now imported beef. The government provides monetary assistance. According BGZ BNP Paribas, food sales abroad from Poland in 2014 increased by 4, 5% to 21, 3 billion euros due to increased exports to Belgium, France And Serbia and Belarus. In 2015, analysts expect a rise of 8% in the result of the rise in price of products.
The Rosselkhoznadzor reported many times on the suppression of import to the area of the country of products from Poland. The Ministry also said about the discovery attempts of re-exports through Belarus parties apples, peaches, plums, tomatoes without the orders of the country of origin or indication of allowed Turkey, Serbia, Macedonia and several African countries, for example Zimbabwe. In the process of "straight line" on 16 April, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has promised to deal with the sellers of vegetables and fruits that bypass retaliatory sanctions Russia sell apples from Poland. First it was claimed that only because of the ban on the import into the Russian Federation of fruit and vegetables Poland will lose a minimum of five hundred million euros: the Polish exports decreased by 50%. According to various estimates, the loss of the country have the opportunity to grow to more than 750 million euros. Polish farmers have expressed disagreement with government policy. Thus, in the summer of 2014 Farmers from Poland before the building of the European Commission and the European Parliament seeded officials and passersby apples and peppers. The action was attended by farmers, most of the victims from Russia introduced a ban on the importation of products from that state. In February 2015 Polish Farmers, requiring the support of agriculture in the region of Siedlce, blocked a railway line to Warsaw international – Moscow. And before that Polish farmers set up tents and a field kitchen opposite the House of government of the country.