The Ministry of Digital Development introduced an amendment to the bill in the article “Violation of other consumer rights” (Article 14.8 of the Code of Administrative Offenses) to exempt businesses from administrative responsibility for the sale of certain types of technically complex goods without software (SW). The reason for the decision was the impossibility of preinstalling Russian software during parallel imports.
“The bill provides for exemption from administrative liability for the sale of certain types of technically complex goods (smartphones, tablets, computers and TVs with a digital control unit) included in the list of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade for parallel imports, without installed Russian programs,” they said. “RIA News” in the ministry.
The Ministry of Digital Development noted that with parallel imports in stores “different goods: officially imported with the participation of the copyright holder and officially imported without it. In the first case, they may have a pre-installation of domestic software, in the second – no.