Russian Lawmaker Proposes Legislation That Would Cap App Store Commission at 20%

Russian Lawmaker Proposes Legislation That Would Cap App Store Commission at 20%

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A bill submitted to Russia's lower house of parliament by lawmaker Fedot Tumusov seeks to cap App Store commission at 20%, reports Reuters. Currently, the App Store collects a 30% commission on most purchases.

Additionally, the bill would force app sellers to pay a third of their commissions to a special training fund for IT specialists. This would be paid on a quarterly basis.

“Lowering the commission and having the ability to bring products to users is a growth opportunity for IT developers,” Tumusov said.

Notably, the bill follows a recent determination by The Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service that Apple is guilty of abusing its dominant position in the distribution of iOS apps. Apple plans to appeal the finding.

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Russian Lawmaker Proposes Legislation That Would Cap App Store Commission at 20%

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