International Expansion

Are you looking to expand your brand to international markets?

The World Franchise Council (WFC) is a not-for-profit, non-political association of national franchise associations. Many WFC members offer services and resources that can assist you in your expansion plans in their respective countries.

As a founding member of the WFC, the Canadian Franchise Association is an international leader in promoting excellence in franchising. CFA has played an instrumental part in helping WFC achieve its many milestones, including:

  • Unidroit – the WFC secured a common position on proposals for a Model Law on franchising.
  • Principles of Ethics – the WFC reached consensus on the principles that should be followed by franchise associations in developing their Code of Ethics.
  • Recognition of One Association per Country –the WFC stood by its commitment, which prompted the amalgamation of associations in the Philippines and the emergence of a single recognized association in Korea.
  • Legislative Support – the WFC wrote to the President of Mexico making representation in relation to a proposal to enable franchisees over a certain proportion to take ownership of their brand.

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Use the links below to find information about expansion vehicles and government agencies that are, or are affiliated with, members of the World Franchise Council (WFC).

Please note that CFA does not sponsor or endorse any of the opportunities that may appear on these pages. All items are posted for information purposes only.

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