In line with its role to promote the development of franchising and foster best practice in franchise association management, the members of the World Franchise Council consider regulatory and economic factors which influence the prosperity of franchise communities around the world.
WFC meetings often determine policies to promote franchising in accordance with issues of universal significance raised by one or more member nations.
These policies are articulated in joint declarations of WFC members issued at the conclusion of meetings in which they have been discussed and agreed.
These policies should be noted by the governments of both member and non-member nations when formulating regulations which have direct or indirect implications for the franchise sector.
Other stakeholders with an interest in franchising are invited to strongly consider the WFC’s declarations when shaping any policy, economic or otherwise, that may impact the franchise sector of member nations.
See below for a list of declarations currently available:
|Declaration Summary||Declaration Title||Declaration Date/Location|
|WFC concerns about joint employer liability||Global franchise community urges Australian sector collaboration to avoid regulatory over-reach||London, United Kingdom, March 14, 2017|
|Standard contract, not adhesion agreement||Standard contract, not adhesion agreement||London, United Kingdom, March 14, 2017|
|Franchisees’ workers not franchisor employees||Workers in franchise outlets are not employees of the franchisor||Brisbane, Australia, October 10, 2015|
|Urging legislative restraint||Urging restraint in government intervention in franchised business||Las Vegas, USA, April 14, 2015|
|Franchisees are not employees||Clarifying the Structure of Employment in Franchised Business||Taipei, Taiwan, September 25 , 2014|
|No tax on franchise royalties||WFC joint declaration to Brazilian Supreme Court||Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 23, 2014|
|Franchising promotes entrepreneurship||Franchising: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Spreading Opportunities and Wealth||Beirut, Lebanon, April 18, 2013|
|The Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship||The Inderdependent Nature of the Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship||Berlin, Germany, April 14, 2011|