Polish gardeners are ready to export very high-quality apples to Russia, as they have not yet recovered from the Russian food embargo. Slavomir Luczak, a member of the board of the Polish Gardeners’ Union, stated this.
“The media say a lot about the fact that we export apples to more than 100 countries. Indeed, we sell our apples to many countries, but the volume is very small. If we compare it with the volume of the Russian market and what we send to many countries, it is really very little compared to what was sent to Russia,” RIA Novosti quotes Luczak’s explanation.
He assures that Polish farmers would gladly enter the Russian market again, only politics is an obstacle. Apart from the traditional fruit production, Luczak speaks about such an industry as fully organic fruits with great potential.
“If political affairs were to stop, we would be able to produce and sell very high-quality apples to Russia,” he said.
Recall that six years ago, in August 2014, Russia banned the import of some agricultural products, raw materials, and food from countries that have introduced anti-Russian sanctions: The U.S., EU countries, Canada, Australia, and Norway. Under the ban came meat, sausages, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products. As the sanctions of the West continued, Russia also extended its response measures. So far, the ban on supplies is in force until the end of 2020.