MOSCOW, 13 Dec — RIA Novosti. The arbitration court of the Moscow region ordered the Sheremetyevo customs to return to the Russian branch of Apple — LLC “Apple Rus” — a little more than 147 million rubles in the case of importation of “smart hours” Apple Watch, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

“Return of the OOO “eppl Rus” overcharged customs payments in the amount of 42 million 957 thousand 187 rubles and 84 kopecks, to pay interest on the amount of excess collected customs duties in the amount of 104 million 117 172 thousand rubles 52 kopecks,” decided judge Andrew Barchuk.

Customs has previously sought for the import of Аррle Watch duty at the rate of 10% as for the wrist watch. Meanwhile, they should be described as a device for data transmission, which are not subject to tax. Representatives of the “eppl Rus” asked to collect from customs of overpaid customs payments in the amount of about 43 million rubles, as well as interest.

Customs representatives agreed to return the payments, but because of the difficulty of calculating interest on the day of return requested the court to charge only the basic amount, offering “Apple”, after receiving payments, calculate interest and make a separate application to their recovery.

Russian “daughter” Apple had sued the customs authorities of the Russian Federation on the customs classification of imported Apple Watch. So, Russia’s Supreme court in September 2017 invalidated three decisions of the Central customs administration of the FCS of Russia to change the customs classification of “smart hours”.

These solutions CTS from November 13, 2015 the device has been classified as a wristwatch, the import of which customs rate comes to 10%, while previously a smart watch was classified as devices for data transfer, the import of which the import duty is exempt. Judicial Board VS of the Russian Federation, having considered the appeal “eppl Rus”, overturned the judicial acts of three lower courts previously refused to recognize the conclusions of the FCS is illegal.

The American Corporation Apple was founded in 1976 by Steve jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. The headquarters of the company is located in Cupertino, California. Apple is engaged in the production of personal and tablet computers, audioplayers, phones, smartwatches and software.

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