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DFWC and TFWA launch position paper: Tackling illicit trade, counterfeiting & intellectual property theft
The Duty Free World Council (DFWC), the global voice for the duty free and travel retail industry, and Tax Free World Association (TFWA), the association that brings together 520 supplier companies to the duty free and travel retail industry, have released a position paper on tackling illicit trade, counterfeiting, and intellectual property theft. It sets out five key recommendations, and calls on national governments and cross-border enforcement agencies to work with industry to put an end to the practice. Read the full position paper using the link below.
Duty free shops sell the world’s favourite and best known brands – from high luxury to everyday treats
Duty free and travel retail (often referred to collectively as DFTR) are unique retailing channels, not least because they operate exclusively in an international trading environment.
Why Illicit Trade is bad for everyone
Illicit trade is broadly defined as any exchange of goods or services that a national or international law maker deems to be illegal. The term encompasses counterfeiting, piracy and intellectual property theft, and plagues industries across the world.
Why Duty Free Trade is so secure: supply chain integrity
Duty free trade boasts a secure and transparent supply chain, which is supported by an industry fully committed to ensuring the authenticity, traceability and genuineness of its products.