Duty free & travel retail associations

As well as TFWA, a number of international and regional associations represent the industry’s interests, listed below.

Airports Council International (ACI)

Worldwide professional association of airport operators, representing over 1,400 airports in 170 countries and territories worldwide. Organised into six geographical regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, North America and Pacific.

Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA)

Association of retailers, brand suppliers, travel retail landlords, and national associations in the Asia Pacific region which are in the duty free, tax free or travel retail sector.

Asociacion Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres (ASUTIL)

Non-profit organisation representing duty and tax free operations in
South America.

Duty Free World Council (DFWC)

The Duty Free World Council was formed in 2014 to represent, protect and promote the global duty free and travel retail industry. Its founder members are the trade associations IAADFS, TFWA, MEADFA, APTRA, ETRC, ASUTIL and FDFA.

In addition to being a founder member of the DFWC, TFWA provides the global body with office and administration resources. The organisation is legally based in France.

European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC)

A confederation of national associations acting as an umbrella organisation at the EU institutional level, to lobby and defend the interests of trade within Europe.

Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA)

Association for Canada's land border duty free shops. The FDFA also has non-voting Associate Members consisting of Canadian airport and US land border duty free shops, as well as duty free trade suppliers.

International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores (IAADFS)

The Americas trade association, with around 500 company members.

Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA)

A non-profit organisation representing travel retailers (airports, concessionaires and airlines) in the region.

Nordic Travel Retail Group (NTRG)

NTRG represents companies supplying and retailing goods to travellers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.