This week it became clear that due to the initiative official retailer Xiaomi in Russia – “Smart orange” – all the smartphones of the Chinese manufacturer was introduced in the customs register of intellectual property objects (TROIS). Consequently, the customs authorities have started to make mass withdrawal of parcel s with smartphones “Chinese Apple”.
Now we have a situation in which customs does not permit the import of Xiaomi phones on the territory of Russia, and of the parcel sent back to China. We all know that in our country many people are buying smart phones directly from China. The number of cases where parcels of Xiaomi gadgets not reach the addressee in Russia, is growing every day.
Today the famous Chinese reseller Gearbest announced to suspend sales of Xiaomi smartphones to residents of the Russian Federation. According to the store, at the moment the number of deployed ago parcels is steadily increasing, so the administration decided to suspend deliveries of products Xiaomi in our country.
“In order to avoid mass returns we bought the Xiaomi smartphones, the store has decided to temporarily suspend sales in Russia smartphones Xiaomi. Since 05.05.2017 for Russia to be suspended the opportunity to book Xiaomi smartphones in the online store Gearbest. All previously ordered smartphones will be shipped, orders won’t be cancelled”.
While the situation did not clear up, sales will not resume. It is quite possible that Gearbest example followed by other retailers.