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China Says Apple Ban Due to Lack of Paperwork not Security Concerns

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China's Ministry of Finance say that Apple did not abide by relevant rules, which is why its products have been dropped from government agencies' procurement list.

Apple was recently dropped by the Ministry as a supplier for government contracts, which was originally reported as being due to security concerns about the US firm's iPad and iPhone devices.

The ministry says Apple has not submitted certificates required by government procurement rules since June last year. Documents needed mainly include a letter of commitment on stable product supply, correct product information, and business-running certificates in China.

The company's products are eligible to be part of the list, as they meet with China's energy saving standard, the Ministry said. But during the past three public notifications, the ministry did not receive any certificates from the company.

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