TFWA membership is on a corporate basis. Companies seeking to join TFWA need to meet certain criteria, and applications are reviewed at regular intervals during the year. This section sets out the requirements and procedure for joining.

Membership criteria

The applicant must be a brand-owner, worldwide distributor or licensee. Distributors and licensees should provide written proof from the brand-owner of their distribution rights to the brand(s) they wish to represent. If the distribution or licensing rights change, TFWA may review the company’s membership.

The applicant should demonstrate a commitment to the duty free and travel retail industry. The brand(s) distributed by the applicant should come from one of the following product sectors:

  • Wine / Spirits / Beers / Non alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco / Smokers’ accessories
  • Perfumes / Cosmetics
  • Fashion / Accessories / Sunglasses / Luggage
  • Jewellery / Watches / Writing instruments
  • Gifts / Toys / Souvenirs / Home decorations
  • Confectionery / Fine food / Food supplements
  • Electronics / Travel accessories

Application review

TFWA’s Management Committee is responsible for reviewing membership applications and does so four times a year.

Successful applicants can choose to join immediately, gaining instantaneous access to membership benefits. In this case, a fee of €1200 excluding VAT applies to companies.

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