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Four Apple reseller in Russia refused to comply with the requirements of FAS

Four reseller of Apple products in Russia – OOO “Kronar”, “Haskell”, “Grimbor”, OOO “Max” – did not provide the FAS with information on the case of coordination of prices on the iPhone. It is reported TASS with reference to the statement. FAS will consider case against these companies on February 1.

“Protocols on administrative violations of the companies that did not provide information requested by FAS in the case of signs, the coordination of the group of companies Apple”, – stated in the message Department.

Earlier FAS has appointed on 7 February 2017 the case against Apple regarding the coordination of prices on the iPhone.

In February 2016 antimonopolschiki suspect retailers of price fixing in the sale of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which at that time was the last models of the popular smartphone of the American Corporation.

In the FAS on the citizen decided to request information from the 16 retailers, including Euroset, Svyaznoy, re:Store, “Citylink”, Media Markt, “Mobilend”, “Eldorado”, “MegaFon” and “Beeline”. The request for pricing mechanisms in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were also sent to the official online Apple store.

Check the FAS revealed that from the beginning of official sales iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in Russia the majority of Resellers have set the same prices of smartphones and hold them for a certain time. A similar situation was identified with the previous iPhone models.

The office suggested that such overlap may result from the coordination of pricing an American Corporation, so the “recommended” price of the iPhone was made by the Russian Resellers as required.

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In August 2016, the FAS filed a case against Apple structures (OOO “eppl Rus”, Apple Holding B. V., Apple Sales Ireland Apple Operations International and Apple Inc.) on the basis of the law “On protection of competition” (part 5, article 11). In turn, the American Corporation declared that dictate to retailers the price of the iPhone. Retailers also noted that set prices themselves on the basis of the existing market.

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