Thailand: Legalisation of Ride-Hailing Official
On 23 June 2021, the Ministerial Regulation on Ride-Hailing Cars Via Electronic System B.E. 2564 (2021) (the “MR”), as approved by the Cabinet on 25 May 2021, was published in the Government Gazette. The MR aims to promote the sharing economy by legalising ride hailing activities while at the same time regulating those activities for the safety of passengers. Overall, the MR only prescribes the concept of what is an acceptable ride-hailing service. The details of the requirements (in particular, the conditions for the electronic ride-hailing system and registration of the electronic ride-hailing system provider) will be subsequently detailed in subordinated laws.