Costa Rica News – Uber is learning about conducting business in Costa Rica. People say that if you can do business in New York you can do business anywhere, I think if you can do business in Costa Rica you can do it anywhere.
Uber has assembled a team of 13,000 drivers in the country. The Public Services Regulatory Authority (Aresep) is involved because some claim the mobile application can not operate without formal permission being granted first.
This is why taxi drivers have been protesting saying it’s unfairly competitive because Uber drivers do not pay taxes.
The Uber platform came to Costa Rica in August 2015. Since the company is a technology platform it is not clear whether it has responsibilities as a company beyond those already on drivers and vehicles.
The Public Transportation Council may have to give permission and set regulations for Uber or its drivers in the future.
Aresep’s report will be sent to the regulator general, Roberto Jimenez Gomez, to decide whether to open an administrative procedure against Uber.