Regulation for Uber is Approved by Brazil’s Chamber

Private transportation drivers will only be legalized if they obtain authorization from municipalities, pay taxes on earnings and have insurance for passengers.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved on Tuesday (April 4th) a bill which regulates transportation services through applications such as Uber and Cabify. The bill determines a series of requirements for this type of service, including prior authorization from city halls.

“Our goal with this project is to ensure that a mode of transportation that has already spread throughout the country has some kind of regulation.

It is not possible to have a service of this magnitude and the municipal authority can not do this regulation,” said Representative Carlos Zarattini . . .

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