Russian lawmaker proposes bill to cut App Store and Play Store commission to 20%

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As the battle with Epic Games rages on, in large part thanks to Apple’s 30% cut for in-app purchases, a Russian lawmaker has submitted a draft bill to change that. As Reuters reports,

 A Russian lawmaker submitted draft legislation on Tuesday that would cut and cap the commission on the sale of mobile applications by tech giants Apple and Google.

The bill, submitted to Russia’s lower house of parliament by lawmaker Fedot Tumusov, stipulates that commissions on the sale of applications be capped at 20%. Apple currently collects a 30% commission on sales in its App Store.

The new bill not only cracks-down on Apple and Google’s cut for purchases made via apps, but it would also force app sellers to pay 1/3 of their commission to a special training fund for IT specialists on a quarterly basis. Lawmaker Fedot Tumusov who submitted the bill says it would help lower commission for app distribution platforms, hence making it easier for IT developers to expand and grow.

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

Last month Russia had accused Apple of having too much power over the App Store, asking the company to change policy to be more open.

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