Uber has been advised to right away droop its ride-sharing companies in Colombia, the trade and commerce authority introduced, citing unfair competitors legal guidelines.
The US tech large has round two million energetic customers within the nation, and roughly 88,000 drivers.
The ruling, which is topic to an attraction, follows a lawsuit by a gaggle of taxi drivers who accuse the corporate of unfair enterprise practices.
The top of the Trade and Commerce division – which regulates the market – stated that the corporate should stop operation instantly, citing “unfair competitors” and a “important benefit” over older and extra conventional taxi companies.
The “results (of the measure) are instantly fulfilled,” they added.
In a press release, the US agency regretted and rejected the ruling, which it “appealed instantly.”
Though Uber was allowed to function in Colombia by the Ministry of Data Expertise and Communications and pays tax consequently, the usage of drivers to move passengers is against the law and the police are capable of sanction drivers utilizing the app.
Uber – based in 2009 – arrived in Colombia in 2013 however taxi house owners and unions have repeatedly protested within the streets towards Uber and related opponents, who they declare steal their work.
Protests have additionally been held in different cities, the place strain has even led to the withdrawal of those purposes. For instance, Uber doesn’t function in Catalonia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Denmark and northern Australia. – AFP Relaxnews
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