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RF customs officials: Apple Watch is an ordinary wristwatch with a customs rate of 10%

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RF customs officials: Apple Watch is an ordinary wristwatch with a customs rate of 10%
Photo : AFP 2016/ Peter Parks
Today, the Moscow Court of Arbitration dismissed an application by Apple’s Russian unit to invalidate three decisions by the Central Customs Directorate of the Federal Customs Service of Russia to change the customs classification of the Apple Watch. The corporation attempted to challenge the classification of its gadget as a wristwatch, write "RIA Novosti." The fact is that when you import a wristwatch, the customs rate is up to 10%.
The corporation, on the other hand, considers the Apple Watch to be a data device. Such gadgets are not subject to import duty. But representatives of the Federal Customs Service do not agree with this statement, saying that one of the main components of the Apple Watch is precisely the timing component, which does not necessarily have to be made in the form of a clockwork mechanism.
Apple disputes the FTC’s opinion, saying that it is impossible to isolate the main component of the watch, and the gadget is a data transmission device.
The reason why the court rejected Apple’s application will be known after the text of the judicial act is published. This decision can also be challenged, subject to an appeal.
In addition to this application, the corporation filed two more applications, one in Moscow arbitration and one in the Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region. In these applications, Apple also disputes the decisions of the Central Customs Department of the Federal Customs Service and Sheremetyevo Customs on the pre-classification of the imported Apple Watch.
The classification of devices was changed by the FCS back in late 2015.

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