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Online shopping in Russia will be cleared from “grey” iPhone

The largest retailers and electronics manufacturers are asked to take drastic measures to stem the tide of imports of “gray” products, in their opinion, should start promptly lock the pages of the online stores that sell such products. About this report “Izvestia” with reference to a source familiar with the situation.

The proposal was made on the combination in the Federation Council on cross-border Internet trade, with the participation of representatives of the Federal customs service (FCS), the Federal tax service (FNS), industry and trade, Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS), the Institute of development Internet (IRI), the Association of companies the Internet-trade (AKIT), as well as of Canon, Casio, Grundfos etc.

The company sells appliances official complained that losing customers: when the user visits the website of the retailer, he immediately sees lower prices in third-party stores. Thus, the cost of the popular “Yandex.Market mobile phone model — iPhone 6s 16Gb — shops connected to the service, began with 41 390 rubles, and the average was 45 990 rubles. For comparison: in the Russian online Apple store this same model is 56 990 rubles, “M. Video” and “Connected” – 51 990 rubles.

According to the business representatives present at the meeting, law enforcement simply refuse handling allegations of violations of the counterfeiting. The representative of one company said that now a page with counterfeit products it is possible to block by court order, but this procedure is time-consuming and expensive (costing more than 500 000). First you need to print out a page of the website, infringing, a page with contact information this site notary to assure them, to arrange a test purchase before a notary, to make him the inspection report.

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“It is regrettable that today only a small part of the resources, selling counterfeit goods voluntarily cease violations at the request of copyright holders. Most online stores ignores requests and continues to sell fakes. And if Russian scammers you can still fight the scammers overseas inaccessible to our justice,” — said the President of AKITA Alexei Fedorov.

Meanwhile, the scale of importation of counterfeit products is very impressive. According to AKITA, in the first quarter of 2016, the oversight bodies in container traffic, and stores the identified 13.3 million units of “gray” products for a total amount of 1.4 billion rubles.

To solve the problem, right holders have offered to create a self-regulatory organization (SRO), which should come online. Rights holders will have to complain on the pages of counterfeit products in the organization. Members of the SROs will have to remove the item, if you get a complaint from vendors for their online store. If the complaint is sent to the address of the store that is not a member of the organization, the SRO will submit the page to lock in Roskomnadzor.

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