Report: Crt orders iHerb to delete apps from app stores in Russia
MOSCOW, Feb 1 (PRIME) -- A district court of the Russian city of Ulyanovsk, on the Volga, has ordered U.S. online store iHerb to delete their official applications from AppStore and Google Play in the country due to the sale of uncertified biologically active supplements, business daily RBC reported on Friday on its website.
The court considered two lawsuits that were initiated by Alexander Zhestkov acting as an individual, although he heads a union of supplements makers, who asked the Prosecutor General’s Office to consider a case against iHerb because the online store sells supplements and nutrient additives that fail to comply with the local technical regulation. As a result, such products could be classified as banned for sale in Russia.
Zhestkov asked prosecutors to block via court information on locally-uncertified supplements and delete the company’s mobile applications.
Lawsuits were also filed against Apple and Google as respondents regarding blocking of programs in their application stores.
On the first lawsuit, the court found 10 items and information on them as banned and ordered the communications service to limit access to pages with their description. On the second lawsuit, the court ordered iHerb to delete its applications from AppStore and Google Play.
iHerb can challenge the decisions.
Despite the fact that the court imposed only a partial blocking, Russian users can encounter difficulties with access to the whole website of the seller.