Since August 14 till December 31, 2015, the licensing of imported break stone and gravel has been introduced in Russia.
The text of the corresponding RF Government Resolution is published on the official web-site of the Cabinet of Ministers. It is stated that this measure will stimulate the demand for the domestic aggregate productions and will provide the loading of their capacities. The imported break stone has poorer characteristics, including ecological safety, than the Russian one. The use of the materials with lower operational qualities enhances risks of untimely decommissioning and destruction of houses, automobile roads and other infrastructure objects.
Licensing introduction will provide for the safety of imported break stone by testing its quality and will make it possible to have a domestic production decrease this year. This temporary measure does not concern the member states of the EEU.