Business at OECD Executive Board formally approves the nomination of Tax Free World Association (TFWA) as a Business at OECD (BIAC) Associate Expert Group.

25 April 2023 – The Tax Free World Association (TFWA), a founding member of the Duty Free: Trusted Transparent Secure campaign, has joined the Business at OECD (BIAC) Associate Expert Group.

Business at OECD represents the leading business federations in OECD countries and over 7 million private businesses across sectors and of all sizes. The partnership presents a significant opportunity for TFWA and the DFTTS campaign to contribute to the development of policy and best practice in the ongoing fight against illicit trade, counterfeiting and intellectual property theft, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with policymakers and industry experts worldwide.

TFWA's approval to BIAC will provide an opportunity to participate in a range of policy groups that have been mandated to closely collaborate with various OECD Committees and policy bodies. On behalf of the DFTTS campaign, TFWA will look to take part in the OECD Anti-Illicit Trade Expert Group (AITEG) to provide evidence-based and structured input to OECD activities on illicit trade and contribute on related OECD policy drafts, and actively participate in meetings of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade (TFCIT).

"We are delighted to be joining Business at OECD (BIAC) and representing duty free & travel retail businesses around the world, particularly on such an important campaign as 'Duty Free: Trusted, Transparent, Secure.' This campaign reaffirms our commitment to fighting illicit trade, and we look forward to working closely with the Anti-Illicit Trade Export Group and other like-minded policy experts to promote our industry’s zero-tolerance approach to illicit trade, counterfeiting and intellectual property theft wherever it occurs.”

The "Duty Free: Trusted, Transparent, Secure" campaign is poised to create a major impact in the duty free and travel retail industry, and TFWA and its partners are committed to advancing this critical mission.
Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President

TFWA is an association of brands, whose mission is to identify trends and opportunities, build awareness and provide a business platform for the global duty free and travel retail industry to prosper.
TFWA’s commitment to the duty free and travel retail industry with a membership of 440 companies including some of the world’s best-known brands and suppliers of premium goods – TFWA’s range of services is focused on delivering value to the industry.

Business at OECD (BIAC) advocates for policies that enable the private sector to pursue economic growth, development, and societal prosperity. BIAC global network spans over 50 national business and employer bodies that appoint multinational corporations and small businesses from all sectors to our strategic efforts with the OECD. BIAC connects business with government representatives on a daily basis through strategic and policy meetings. Business at OECD has over 60 years of experience connecting the business community with the OECD and its governments.

For more information, please visit