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Third-Party Taxi Booking Service Providers Act 2015 comes into force on 1 September 2015

October 2015 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Drew & Napier LLC .

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Third-Party Taxi Booking Service Providers Act 2015 comes into force on 1 September 2015

7 Oct 2015

This update discusses the Third-Party Taxi Booking Service Providers Act 2015 (“Act”), which was passed by Parliament in May 2015. The Act and the relevant regulations mandate a registration requirement and other key conditions of operation which will apply to taxi booking smartphone application providers like Grabtaxi and uberTaxi in Singapore. The Act’s coverage is limited to third-party taxi booking services, and the Minister for Transport Mr Khaw Boon Wan has announced that the Government will be reviewing the possible regulation and licensing of private hire cars and drivers in the coming months.

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