MOSCOW, April 27. /TASS/. The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) imposed a turnover-based fine on Apple in the amount of over $12 mln for the abuse of the dominant position on the mobile apps market, the regulator said on Tuesday.
"On April 26, 2021, FAS of Russia imposed the turnover-based fine on Apple Inc. amounting to over 906 mln rubles (over $12 mln) for violation of antimonopoly laws," the regulator noted.
In August 2020, FAS completed trial of the case against Apple Inc. upon the application of Kaspersky Lab. It was ascertained that Apple abused the dominant position on the market of distribution of mobile apps on the iOS operating system. According to FAS, Apple's actions entailed provision of competitive advantages to their products and concurrent worsening of terms for distribution of competing parental control apps.
The regulator instructed Apple to cure the violation. "Performance of instruction of the antimonopoly authority is currently suspended because of the court trial," FAS said.