The Federal Antimonopoly service of the Russian Federation was moved to November 7 the case against Apple for the coordination of the prices for the iPhone. It is reported by RNS with reference to the representative office.
“The session will be held on November 7 in the closed mode” — said the representative of the Governor.
In early August, the FAS filed a case on the coordination of the prices for iPhone against a group of persons consisting of LLC “Apple Rus”, the Apple Holding B. V., Apple Sales Ireland Apple Operations International, Apple Inc. If the regulator recognizes Apple violator of the Antimonopoly legislation of the Russian Federation, the penalty may be appointed in accordance with article 14.32 of the administrative code, the RNS said the representative of the FAS in early August. The amount of the fine can be up to 5 million rubles, stated in an interview “Russia 24” Deputy head FAS Andrey tsarikovskiy.
At the end of 2015, the FAS initiated an Antimonopoly investigation for possible collusion in the sale of the iPhone in Russia after he received a petition from a citizen with information about the establishment of uniform prices for several iPhone models. It was about the establishment of uniform prices for models iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in 16 retailers: MTS, M. Video”, “Beeline”, “Eldorado”, “Euroset”, “OZON”, Re:Store, “Svyaznoy”, “MegaFon”, “Hardware”, Media Markt, “Citylink”, “Refrigerator.<url>”, DNS, ION (Know-How), “Technosila”.
The investigation FAS revealed that from the beginning of official sales of 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 service established the convergence of retailers and prices for other models of smartphones Apple.
Apple earlier denied the accusation of the FAS, saying that Resellers set their own prices for the products of the American manufacturer. If Apple is found guilty, the penalty can be up to 5 million rubles.