Russia Redefines iPad as Computer, Dodges 5% Import Duty

In a recent development reported by Vedomosti, the Russian authorities have now categorized the iPad as a computer.

This reclassification is significant not for its implications on sales data comparisons between iPads and PCs, but because it affects how the product is taxed upon entry into Russia.

This bureaucratic adjustment offers a financial benefit to Russian consumers, as it exempts the iPad from a 5 percent import duty that was previously applied.

The earlier classification of the 3G model with GPS as a navigation device attracted this tax.

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