FAS recognized Manager Apple guilty of illegal coordination, iPhone price in Russia
03.07.2017 0 Comments
The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) has recognized the Manager to work with retail networks, LLC “Apple Rus” guilty of coordinating the economic activities of Resellers iPhone. It is reported Mskagency with reference to the press service of the organization.
“Officer OOO “eppl Rus” found guilty of committing an administrative offense, the responsibility for which is stipulated part 2 article 14.32 of the administrative code (in the wording in force at the time of committing an administrative offense), he was sentenced to an administrative fine in the amount of 20 000 rubles”, – said the press service.
The Agency made the decision after considering the case on administrative violations initiated against the Manager of the company “Apple Rus” for violation of part 5 article 11 of the law “About competition protection” expressed in the coordination of the Resellers iPhone.
Earlier FAS has admitted the fact of coordination of prices on iPhone in Russian available from the “Apple Rus”. FAS Russia initiated a case against a group of persons in the “eppl Rus”, Apple Holding B. V., Apple Sales Ireland Apple Operations International, Apple Inc in August 2016. Antitrust Agency saw signs of coordinated pricing.
The basis for the investigation was the citizen with information about the establishment of uniform prices on Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, launched in October 2015 at the MTS stores, “M. Video”, “Beeline”, “Eldorado”, “Euroset”, “Ozon”, Re:Store, “Svyaznoy”, “MegaFon”, “Hardware”, Media Markt, “Citylink”, “Refrigerator.ru”, DNS, ION (Know-How), “Technosila”.
The investigation revealed that since the beginning of official sales iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in Russia the majority of Resellers established for them the same prices and kept them for some time. In addition, the Antimonopoly Agency was set to match the prices of Resellers and to other models of smartphones Apple.