ANALYSIS OF ALLEGED PREDATORY PRICING ON ONLINE APPLICATION BASED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN BUSINESS COMPETITION LAWS
Faculty of Law, Hasanuddin University
The development of increasingly advanced science and technology has made various innovations and significant lifestyle changes in peoples lives. One of them is the provision of online application-based services that change peoples lifestyles in the field of transportation. Online transportation services in Indonesia have been around since 2012 and developed rapidly in early 2015 after the launch of the application on Android and iOS phones. The online application-based transportation system offers easy transactions that can be done anywhere via the users mobile phone. In addition to being practical, the company providing transportation services with an online application system also offers certainty of the rates charged in each transaction accompanied by a price promo if passengers use a non-cash payment system using certain electronic payment instruments. However, in mid-2019, the Ministry of Transportation and the Business Competition Supervisory Commission in Indonesia stated that there were indications of violations of unfair business competition which is conducted by transportation business actors with online application system because of the determination of transportation service rates was allegedly unable to cover operational costs that must be incurred by company.
Keywords: Predatory Pricing of Online Transportation Services
Topic: Trade and Business