Brazil: Imposed sanctions to Apple for discriminatory practice against consumers for selling iPhones without chargers

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Imposed sanctions to Apple for discriminatory practice against consumers for selling iPhones without chargers

On 6 September 2022, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice imposed sanctions against Apple's decision to sell iPhone without a battery charger. The Ministry deems Apple's behaviour a "deliberate discriminatory practice against consumers" as it implies selling an incomplete product. Apple was imposed to stop selling iPhone 12 and any subsequent models, as well as any iPhone models that do not have a charger, and it was fined BRL 12.275 million (USD 2.38 million). The Ministry declared it chose not to apply the daily fine at the moment, as the body wants to verify if Apple will comply with the decision.

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Policy Area
Other operating condition
Policy Instrument
Consumer protection regulation
Regulated Economic Activity
technological consumer goods
Implementation Level
national
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
central government

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2021-12-01
under deliberation

In December 2021, the National Consumer Secretariat of the Ministry of Justice of Brazil (SENACON) …

2022-09-06
in force

On 6 September 2022, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice imposed sanctions against Apple's decision t…