Bitter apples of freedom

Bitter apples of freedom

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After the introduction of humanitarian sanctions from Russia, Poland was forced to once again kneel before the United States — tearfully asking the Americans to open their market to Polish fruits. Most likely, the Americans will again leave behind the vassals who carried out their orders, but this is unlikely to teach the Poles anything.

On August 11, news broke on news agencies — Polish ambassador to Washington, Ryszard Schnepf, asked the US Department of Agriculture to quickly open up the country's markets to Polish products, such as apples. The goal of the efforts of Polish diplomacy is obvious - poor Poland hopes to reduce losses from defensive Russian sanctions. Ambassador Schneff even started a marketing campaign on Youtube by uploading a video calling for the Freedom Apples (I'm not kidding, he said so) to the American market:
The reaction of online commentators turned out to be predictable: many Poles, Ukrainians and even Russian representatives expressed a naive confidence that the Americans would act decently: they would save the freedom-loving Poland from the consequences of the Kremlin’s sanctions.
I think this hope is destined to break on the harsh market reality.
For some reason, none of the commentators are asking themselves a simple question: how did it happen that tasty and “free” Polish apples have not yet been exported to the USA? The situation is all the more strange when you consider that Poland is the main ally of the United States in Eastern Europe.
The answer is simple. Creative use of phytosanitary services for protectionist or political purposes was invented not in Russia, but in the “homeland of the free market” - the United States. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the American counterpart of the Rosselkhoznadzor, protects the US markets so aggressively that our honored Onishchenko looks like a kitten on the background of experienced tigers compared to American colleagues. For example, for 15 years, APHIS has found reasons not to allow apples from China to the American market, and only this year it allowed the supply of products ... in the amount of 0.04% of the size of the apple market in the USA.
European exporters are subjected to particularly intense discrimination, which is tacitly explained by the fact that the EU has a very developed program for state support of agriculture. As a result, the United States defends its market with the help of its counterpart of the Rosselkhoznadzor, which regularly finds its “foxpoxes” in imported fruits and vegetables.
An alternative method that the US uses when nothing else is left - the charge of dumping and long-term proceedings in the WTO court. The next time you will be told that the Russian government does not allow its citizens to consume cheap and high-quality European fruit, remember that the US authorities are doing the same thing.
The Polish Ambassador to Washington claims that he was offered to begin the procedure for obtaining the necessary permits from August 18. As you can see, the American authorities are not in a hurry, and while they are being decided, the harvest may simply rot. Moreover, even if the market is quickly opened with a political decision, Polish manufacturers will have very little chance of selling anything in the US. The fact is that the USA is the second largest producer of apples in the world, after China. Every third American apple is exported. What to do in Polish apples in this market is not clear.
Is it possible to dump, but then the US Apple organization, which unites all American apple growers, from farmers to large agroholdings, will come into play. This organization has the resources and experience to influence US legislative and executive power.Its official position on imports is reduced to a simple capitalist formula: in the United States not to let anyone, and from other countries to demand maximum openness.
We can expect three options for the reaction of American apple lobbyists to the appearance of Poles in the local market.
1. To demand an increase in subsidies to a level that would allow Polish apples to be ousted at an even lower price.
2. Require a state dumping investigation.
3. To appeal to a US commercial court with a charge of dumping.
In the first two cases, Polish exporters will remain simply with rotting apples, but in the latter they may still have to be their American competitors.
It seems that the whole essence of Warsaw’s initiative to enter the American market is to create the impression that Poland has a strong, wise and rich ally that can replace the Russian market by opening its own. Perhaps a few weeks it will be possible to reassure desperate Polish farmers with stories that very soon their apples will float across the ocean for sale ... but the more disappointing it will be when farmers realize that they have once again inflated.
The US exports apples for 800 million dollars a year, and consumes about 1.6 billion dollars.If we take on the American market all of the Polish exports, which was intended for Russia, and is estimated at $ 671 million, out of business there will be a quarter of American apple growers - they will have to go bankrupt and shut down. This is absolutely impossible for obvious political reasons.
By the way, our liberal media told us in detail that "Poland will now sell apples to the United States." Let's see if they will be as eager to cover the mockery of Americans over the Poles trying to fool apples with them.
If the Poles could reasonably reason, they would learn a lesson from this story: while the United States is forcing the Poles to drag chestnuts out of the fire for free, Russia opened its market to Poland. But, alas, the Poles have been under the American boot for too long to maintain their ability to think soberly.
On the other hand, the sufferings of Polish farmers are not in vain. Now other countries will think three times before following the orders of the American ambassador to impose sanctions against Russia.

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