About us

Duty Free World Council is the global voice for the duty free and travel retail Industry.
The industry’s regional associations from around the globe have come together to form the Duty Free World Council (DFWC) in order to highlight the importance of the duty free and travel retail industry in generating significant levels of employment and in providing vital revenues for the aviation, travel and tourism and maritime sectors. Council objectives include increasing awareness and knowledge of the industry, providing support to the industry’s regional associations and developing standards throughout the industry through educational activities

The primary objectives of the DFWC are to:

  • Represent, protect and promote the global duty free and travel retail industry, by providing appropriate support to all regional industry associations when and where relevant
  • Where relevant and required, to be responsible for the development and coordination of industry policy and to provide a voice for the global industry
  • Act as a facilitator and coordinator by providing appropriate support for engagement at a global level
  • Help enhance the awareness, image and importance of the industry
  • Provide an industry Library and Resource and Information centre

The Duty Free World Council comprises the following members:

APTRA – Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association

ASUTIL – Asociación Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres

ETRC – European Travel Retail Confederation

FDFA – Frontier Duty Free Association

IAADFS – International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores

MEADFA – Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association

TFWA – Tax Free World Association

DFWC members