Welcome to the International section of the IFA website. IFA has provided useful and reliable information on international franchising that is beneficial for both franchisors and franchisees. IFA s goal is to assist you with your international franchising initiatives by organizing all of the relevant information in one easy to use location on the web.
Franchise Trade Mission to Thailand & the Philippines
From July 15 - 19, 2014, IFA and Franchise Times are sponsoring a certified Franchise Trade Mission to Southeast Asia, including stops in Manila, Philippines and Bangkok, Thailand with the U.S. Commercial Service. On the mission, a select group of franchise companies will receive valuable briefings and research and the opportunity to explore growth in expanding markets in Southeast Asia. The stop in Manila will coincide with Franchise Asia 2014. Itinerary items include country briefings with U.S. Embassy officials and U.S. Commercial Service officers, meetings with government ministries, site visits, one-on-one matchmaking meetings with pre-screened local investors. To learn more, click here.
In this section we have provided country profiles including detailed economic information and overviews of important franchising laws for both established and emerging economies around the world.
International Franchising Opportunities
After you have finished researching the international markets, learning international expansion strategies and best practices, and understanding the basics of international franchising law, IFA provides numerous opportunities for franchising internationally.
Click here to search for Businesses Franchising Internationally
International Franchising Articles
We have also assembled select articles relevant to international franchising, discussing the challenges, identifying the obstacles, and leading you to solutions for expanding your franchise internationally. The region specific articles can also be found in the relevant Country Profiles.
Click here for Articles on International Franchising.
US Commercial Service Market Reports
The US Commercial Service has provided detailed Franchising Market Reports for most of the countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Click here for US Commercial Service Franchising Market Reports.
International Franchising Laws
Getting the Deal Through and Law Business Research Ltd publishes Franchise with explanations of Franchising Laws in 33 jurisdictions worldwide. For your convenience we have provided detailed information on franchising laws in ten popular international markets.
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International Program Materials
IFA has an abundance of international materials from past international conferences and expos that we have made available to provide more insight into the opportunities of expanding your franchise business internationally.
Click here for International Materials from past conferences
International Franchising: A Practitioner's Guide
This major new title, published in partnership with the International Bar Association, is a concise, practical guide for all those involved in planning and operating an international franchise programme, from in-house counsel to managing directors to those in private practice.
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International Development Consultants
IFA provides a listing of suppliers that will assist you with your international franchise development. Click the link below and select "International Development Consultants."
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International Event Calander
IFA s International Calendar keeps you up-to-date on trade shows and expos worldwide to assist in targeting the markets important to you.
Click here for the International Event Calander.
Resources & Research
We have provided you with resources on international government research and franchising associations worldwide which will assist you further with your international business developments.
Click here for information on Franchising Associations Worldwide.
Click here for external links to Government Resources and Research.