A resident of Surgut fined for ordering a PS4 in Germany

A resident of Surgut decided to save money, ordered a Sony PlayStation 4 in Germany. In the end, the Ugra customs officers confiscated the device with the model number CUH–2016A.


Explaining its actions, customs officers said the import of the PS4 without notice the technical and cryptographic information (notification) on the territory of Russia is prohibited. The device with this model number in the Unified register of notifications of the characteristics of cryptographic devices and there are no goods. In a press-service of customs stated that the buyer knew about it, but it didn’t stop him from ordering. Therefore, the prefix refers to encryption (cryptographic) means, even if the encryption is unused by the function.



Consistent with this explanation, the console seized. But the story is not over, because in the end it opened the case on administrative offense under article 16.3 of the administrative code of Russia. A resident of Surgut faces a fine of from 1 to 2.5 thousand.

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