Uber Taiwan is set to resume operations in Taiwan after the Taipei High Administrative Court revoked fines imposed on the ride-hailing company by the Directorate-General of Highways (DGH), the Taipei Times reports.
The case brought against the DGH by Uber stemmed from fines totaling more than $30 million new Taiwan dollars ($972,731), and an order to stop ride-hailing operations. The fines were levied against Uber and 223 drivers from September 2014 until February 2017 for alleged violations of the Highway Act, which bans unlicensed operation of transportation services.
However, the court ruled that only the Transportation Authority of Taipei has jurisdiction over Uber's operations, not the DGH.
In Febraury 2017, Uber ended operations in Taiwan, but returned in April with an updated business model that included partnering with car rental companies. With the new business model, Uber successfully argued that it was not violating the Highway Act, as car rental companies are allowed to hire drivers to provide taxi services.