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Russia May Tax IPad, Samsung Galaxy Imports, Kommersant Reports

Russia may introduce a 5 percent import duty on GPS-equipped tablets including Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPad 2 and Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Tab, Kommersant reported, citing Federal Customs Service documents.

Official distributors of the iPad 2 WiFi+3G, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 in Russia will be required to pay the charge because the devices have a navigation system that competes with Russia’s Glonass, the Moscow-based newspaper said today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Alena Chechel in Moscow at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Brad Cook at


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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in iPad, Samsung


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