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FAS and Apple “close positions” in the case of price collusion between retailers when sales of the iPhone

FAS and Apple “close positions” in proceedings of a possible coordination of prices on the iPhone. About it reports the edition “Interfax”, which quoted the head of the Federal Antimonopoly service Igor Artemyev.

He did not rule out the conclusion of a settlement agreement. “No mystery there, there is normal dialogue, our positions closer together. Why stop the decision by the court, if you can finish in peace?” – said the head of FAS.

Artemyev said that the anti-monopoly service (FAS) of Russia has postponed consideration of the case against Apple on the coordination of prices on Apple on February 14. The Agency has detected signs of coordination of pricing for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in the networks of at least 16 Russian retailers and distributors.

“The case against OOO “eppl Rus”, Apple Holding B. V., Apple Sales Ireland Apple Operations International, Apple Inc. transferred in connection with necessity of additional collection of documents. A new hearing is scheduled for February 14,” – said the press service of the FAS.

Previously, the service was moved to the same date, the trial of another case against Apple – a on discrimination of consumers in the implementation of the service.

Earlier, Artemyev said that the Agency does not see any serious opposition by Apple to investigate, “unlike Google”. Deputy head of the FAS Andrey tsarikovskiy also previously reported that FAS is ready to discuss with Apple settlement agreement in the case of a possible coordination of prices for smartphones.

If Apple is found guilty, she could face a penalty for the coordination of economic activities — from 1 to 5 million rubles.

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