Colombia’s Office of Industry and Commerce (SIC) has stopped Uber’s online taxi reservation service in the country. It is reported by Fox News.
In a statement, the agency said that the US company violates the rules of fair competition by providing transportation services for individuals through its mobile application.
The decree of the Department of Industry and Commerce takes effect immediately, the defendants represented by Uber BV, Uber Technologies Inc and Uber Colombia SAS ordered to immediately stop providing services. The company has already stated that they are going to appeal this decision in the country’s Supreme Court.
Uber in Colombia has more than 2.3 million active users and about 88 thousand partner drivers.
In early January, it was reported that the Brussels Commercial Court declared the Uber service illegal in the Belgian capital. The institution clarified a three-year-old decree on taxi work in the city, which led to the final ban on the services of an American company to find private drivers through the application. Only holders of the appropriate license may engage in shipment.
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