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Google pays $36.417 fine to Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The fine was paid for non-provision of information in determining term
15:36, 20 May 2021

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Google in Ukraine paid a million hryvnias ($36,417) of fine for non-provision in established term of the information on requirement of the state commissioner of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. This information was needed to the Committee for investigation required by the businessman on blocking of his account at Google My Business as the committee reported.

The Law of Ukraine On the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine provides that the demand of the state commissioner of the Committee is obligatory for fulfillment in the determined term.

“That is why on April 2, 2021, the Committee made a decision to fine the community for $36,417. The sum of the fine is grounded by aggravating circumstances – Google did not provide the information to the Committee for over a year. It prohibited the full and comprehensive consideration by the Committee of the statement on the violation of the legislation on the protection of the economic competition,” the message said.

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Besides, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine noted that the fine should be paid two months after the society receives the decision.

“As of May 19, 2021, the subject filed to the Committee the documents that confirm the payment of the fine,” the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.

As we reported, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) opened cases against Privatbank and Oschadbank on the grounds of abuse of a monopoly (dominant) position in the acquiring services market. 

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