The Duty Free World Council Academy China will be formally launched at TFWA’s Duty Free and Travel Retail Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore next week. Recognising the importance of the Chinese duty- and tax-free market, all Academy courses will be available in Mandarin, in addition to English and Spanish, from May 8th. 2023.
In partnership with Amberich International (HK) Ltd and Ceventas Pty Ltd, a platform has been created through which students can enrol and access DFWCA courses in Mandarin, and which will provide 24/7 support in Mandarin where needed.

Duty Free World Council and Tax Free World Association welcome retailers signing new global industry zero-tolerance declaration on illicit trade

The Duty Free World Council (DFWC) and Tax Free World Association (TFWA), the representative organisations for the global duty- and tax-free industry, have welcomed the first cohort of duty- and tax-free retailers signing a new zero-tolerance declaration on illicit trade, counterfeiting and intellectual property theft. The declaration has been created as the next step of the Duty Free: Trusted, Transparent, Secure campaign, which was previously jointly launched by DFWC and TFWA in June 2022.

By signing this declaration, industry stakeholders commit to a zero-tolerance approach to illicit trade within their own organisation. They are also requesting their suppliers follow suit with a clear anti illicit trade policy. This builds on the commitments already made by a number of duty- and tax-free retailers through the UN Global Compact.

This commitment will be a key tool to demonstrate a united front and will further demonstrate that the duty- and tax-free industry is in no way associated with the growing problem of illicit goods fraudulently labelled as duty-free.