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