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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Uber applies for license under ride-hailing legislation

Uber has applied for an operating license under recent legislation governing ride-hailing companies, General Manger Ahmed Khalil said in an interview with Masrawy on Tuesday. Under the 2019 legislation, ride-hailing companies pay 25% more tax than other cab drivers, are obliged to hire white cab drivers, and must provide proof that their drivers are paying social insurance, amongst a host of other requirements on tariffs, data protection and service quality. Companies are required to pay EGP 30 mn for a five-year license, while drivers pay EGP 2k for a work permit.

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