Uber Technologies, Inc., according to the ministry, has been operational in HCMC in line with an investment certificate issued on August 8 last year by the city government. However, local partners of Uber have offered the taxi-hailing service via the popular smartphone app of Uber International Holding B.V., the parent company of Uber Vietnam, although they do not meet the local passenger transportation requirements.
Therefore, the ministry has requested Uber to sign contracts with domestic commercial transport enterprises in line with regulations such as Government Decree 86 and the ministry’s Circular 63 on transportation services business. These rules require firms to apply for business registration certificates to provide transportation services and put their logos on commercial vehicles.
The ministry will send out inspectors to undertake snap checks on the Uber service and its failure to comply will be fined.
The ministry has also asked the Ministry of Finance to oversee Uber in terms of tax matters, the Ministry of Industry and Trade to monitor e-commerce, the State Bank of Vietnam to inspect card payments by the Uber app and the HCMC government to see whether Uber observes its investment certificate.
In March, the city’s authorities worked with representatives of Uber to make clear issues related to what the city describes as a public transport service using the smartphone app Uber.
Uber Vietnam registered two business sectors: management consulting and market research, while Uber B.V. inked deals with Vietnamese transport companies to provide the transport service here in the country.
However, the HCMC Tax Department said Uber Vietnam had yet to file and pay tax from the date of its establishment to March although the agency tried to contact the firm. In addition, the firm has yet to pay tax although it has posted revenue from market research service.
Đăng ký: VietNam News