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iPad no longer exempt from import duty, now classified as computer

 |  May 17, 2012

Russia’s Federal Customs Service has stopped classifying the iPad as a computer. The classification had allowed Apple to get away with paying no customs duties, whereas other tablet computers with GPS modules had to pay a 5 percent import duty.

The Federal Antimonopoly Service had launched formal proceedings against the Customs Service in late April for exempting iPads. It was claimed that the Customs Service gave Apple preferential treatment, rejecting a proposal that would have eliminated customs duties for all tablets.

Full content: Gazeta.ru


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