Taiwan says set to order Uber to exit market

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Taipei | Published: August 3, 2016 11:30:15 AM

The commission's executive secretary Emile Chang said a final decision will be made by Aug. 11. The commission oversees Taiwan's inbound and outbound foreign investments.

The global ride-hailing giant misrepresented its business as an internet-based information technology platform rather than a transportation service. (Reuters)The global ride-hailing giant misrepresented its business as an internet-based information technology platform rather than a transportation service. (Reuters)

Taiwan’s Investment Commission said on Wednesday it is set to order Uber Technologies Inc to exit the domestic market, saying the global ride-hailing giant misrepresented its business as an internet-based information technology platform rather than a transportation service.

The commission’s executive secretary Emile Chang said a final decision will be made by Aug. 11. The commission oversees Taiwan’s inbound and outbound foreign investments.
Uber officials in Taiwan could not be immediately reached for comment.

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