Consumer advocates have demanded from Apple to resume sales and service techniques in Crimea




“Public consumer initiative” (PGI) filed a lawsuit to Apple, according to TASS , citing the statement of the organization. Human rights activists accuse the American corporation that it violated Russian law by refusing to sell their products and provide services on the territory of Russia.


“PGI considers illegal refusal of Apple to sell their products and provide services relating to the products Apple, on the part of Russia – in the Republic of Crimea”, – explained in the organization.

According to the law on consumer protection, any manufacturer is obliged to provide for the life of a product of its maintenance, as well as the production and supply of spare parts. Therefore, Apple has no legal grounds for restricting the supply of goods and spare parts in the organization based on their location, the report said.

In addition, under Russian law, trade organizations are required to sign a contract with any consumer, regardless of its location and stay, and, if necessary, to ensure delivery to any region of Russia. And according to the Federal Constitutional Law of the Republic of Crimea is part of Russia, on whose territory the Russian legislation, reminds PGI.

Human rights activists say that the terms of contracts that limit the rights of consumers are not valid according to the rules established by law, and therefore such actions initially have no legal force.


Earlier, Russian representation Apple – LLC “Apple Rus” – beginning to notify their partners to ban the sale of their units on the territory of Crimea because of the sanctions imposed by the US government. In dispatch retailers Apple refers to the section “Obligations in relation to exports” agreement with the dealer.

Observers believe that Apple’s products will still be sold on the peninsula, despite the ban on distributors. Russian retailers will resell the iPhone and Mac resellers, and those in turn – Crimean retailers. Such a scheme is legitimate, but may be increased by 10-20% the cost of the final product.

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