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InvestHK's clarification on Uber case study removal

     A spokesman for Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) today (August 12) responded to media enquiries over the removal of the Uber case study from the department's website.

     "There are legal ways in Hong Kong for companies to offer car rental services via mobile applications, but not all mobile car booking applications can meet the legal requirements in Hong Kong. As Uber is now being investigated for allegedly operating outside of the legal ambit, as a standard procedure InvestHK has removed the case study from its website," the spokesman said.

     The spokesman added, "InvestHK's mission is to encourage and support overseas and Mainland companies to set up or expand their business in Hong Kong. We aim to ensure that the companies we support are aware of the regulatory regime for their particular business. It is then the responsibility of the company concerned to ensure regulatory compliance."

About InvestHK

     InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government established in July 2000 to attract foreign direct investment and support overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services to help businesses succeed in Hong Kong's vibrant economy. As at June 2015, InvestHK had assisted over 3 700 companies which have created more than 40 200 new jobs in the first year of operation or expansion and over HK$99 billion of investment. For more information, please visit

Ends/Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Issued at HKT 12:25


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