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Interim Measures for the Administration of E-hailing Services (2019)


Type of laws Departmental rule

Issuing body Cyberspace Administration of China , Ministry of Industry and Information Technology , Ministry of Public Security , Ministry of Commerce , State Administration for Market Regulation , Ministry of Transport

Promulgating date Dec 28, 2019

Effective date Dec 28, 2019

Validity status Valid

Scope of application Nationwide

Topic(s) Cyber Law/Internet Law Transportation and Traffic Law

Editor(s) Lin Haibin 林海斌 Xinzhu Li 李欣烛

The Interim Measures for the Administration of E-hailing Services were promulgated on 27 July 2016 and amended in 2019. The latest version entered into force on 28 Dec. 2019.

There are 40 articles in total, which aim to supervise the E-hailing services in China (similar to the services provided by Uber, mainly referring to DiDi in China). The key points are as follows:

  1. E-hailing services refer to the business activities of non-patrol E-hailing services using qualified vehicles and drivers, which are provided through a service platform based on Internet technologies with supply & demand information integration.
  2. The Ministry of Transport and its local counterparts are the regulatory authorities in this field.
  3. The E-hailing company shall obtain the E-hailing business license.
  4. The driver engaged in E-hailing services shall obtain the E-hailing driver’s license.

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