- Feb 13, 2008
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Or maybe "Roscosmos is a bunch of idiots" is the best name for the thread?Roscosmos proposes Russian Government to introduce extra customs toll on coming-in of GPS receivers and automobiles not equipped with a navigation hardware that supports receiving GLONASS system signals. "Introducing the tolls is possible" said the Agency's head Anatoly Perminov. According to him, such was Roscosmos' proposal to the Government.
As Perminov explained, raising customs toll is one of the measures that can support the homeland goods producers: "This is the only way we can support Russian market and Russian producers".
He said it's necessary that any imported cars would be pre-equipped with a navigation hardware that can work using both American GPS and Russian GLONASS systems' signals.
"If an automobile is not equipped with a GLONASS receiver, such an automobile's import is either not possible or must be tariffed at customs several times more expensive", Perminov said. By his words, with such limitations in power, "the need will make car owners to use our GLONASS hardware".
By the way, this wouldn't violate the international law, because Russia is not a WTO member.