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Customs duties on tablet computers being probed by Federal Antimonopoly Service

 |  April 9, 2012

The Federal Antimonopoly Service has launched a probe into how custom duties are levied on tablet PCs. The watchdog sent letters to 15 tablet manufacturers such as Acer, Samsung, Asus, HP, Lenovo and Sony. The letters ask how the company’s tablet is classified; classification codes determine custom duties. Tablets with GPS hardware are classified as navigators instead of computers, thereby incurring a 5 percent import duty. Currently, it is believed that the iPad is the only tablet that is classified as a computer. As such, it is the only tablet that can be imported without paying customs fees.

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