Russian anti-monopoly agency fines Apple $17 million: TASS

Apple forced Russian developers to use Apple's payment services with the iOS App Store, in violation of Russia's competition rules

Reuters
Published : 17 Jan 2023, 03:40 PM
Updated : 17 Jan 2023, 03:40 PM

Russia's federal anti-monopoly service (FAS) fined Apple about $17.4 million, the regulator said on Tuesday, over what it said was the US company's abuse of its dominant market position. 

In a statement, the regulator said it had previously found that Apple forced Russian developers to use Apple's payment services with the iOS App Store, in violation of Russia's competition rules. 

It said Apple must pay the fine within two months.

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