The experts commented on the state Duma adopted in third reading a bill banning the sale of electronic devices without Russian software. Under the law does technically complex products — smartphones, computers, TVs with Smart TV function, reports IA “NSN”.
According to analyst Mobile Research group of Eldar Murtazin, the bill will seriously affect the position of Apple in Russia. The expert believes that due to the adoption of a new document, the tech giant may leave the market, not to meet the new requirements.
“So far, the only way that they have to abandon an official sales in Russia. To leave the Russian market, de facto. The negative scenario for all of us, but a Holy place is never empty, their place will be others,” — said the expert.
The new rule will come into force on 1 July 2020. Liability for failure to comply with the new standards will be administrative penalties: 50-200 thousand for legal entities, 30-50 thousand for officials.
Under the new law it is unclear which party will be responsible for the Russian preset BY the manufacturer or the seller. At the moment, on the market use a scheme under which a manufacturer may install a branded app in every smartphone.
The authors of the bill adopted in third reading, was made by the deputies, Sergei Zhigarev (LDPR), Vladimir Gutenev (United Russia), Oleg Nikolaev (“Fair Russia”) and Alexander Yushchenko (CPRF). They believe that the document will help to protect domestic developers.
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