Resources

These franchising resources are provided to researchers, students, entrepreneurs, and the wider franchise community in accordance with the Rosenberg International Franchise Center (RIFC) mission to explore and advance the understanding of franchising through research, education, and outreach.  

Country Franchise Association Website Link
Argentina Argentinean Franchise Association (AAMF) aafranchising.com.ar
Australia Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) franchise.org.au
Austria Franchise Association franchise.at/franchise-oesterreich
Belgium Belgian Franchise Federation (BFF) fbf-bff.be
Brazil Brazilian Franchise Association (ABF) portaldofranchising.com.br
British British Franchise Association (BFA) thebfa.org
Canada Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) cfa.ca
China Chain-Store & Franchise Association (CCFA) chinaretail.org
Colombia Colfranquicias (CCF) colfranquicias.com
Croatia Croatian Franchise Association (CAF/FIP) fip.com.hr
Czech Republic Czech Franchise Association (CAF) czech-franchise.cz
Denmark Franchise Denmark (FD) franchisedanmark.org
Ecuador Ecuador Franchise Association aefran.org
Egypt Egyptian Franchise Development Association (EFDA) efda.org.eg
European European Franchise Federation (EFF) eff-franchise.com
Finland Finnish Franchising Association (FFA)  franchising.fi
France French Franchise Federation (FFF) franchise-fff.com
Germany Franchise Association franchiseverband.com
Greece Greek Franchise Association (GFA) franchising.gr
Guatemala Guatemala Franchise Association (AGF) guatefranquicias.org
Hong Kong Hong Kong Franchise Association (HKFA) franchise.org.hk
Hungary Hungarian Franchise Association (HFA) franchise.hu
India Franchising Association of India (FAI) fai.co.in
Indonesia Indonesian Franchise Association (AFI) franchiseindonesia.org
Italy Italian Franchise Association (AIF) assofranchising.it
Japan Japan Franchise Association (JFA) jfa-fc.or.jp
Kazakhstan Franchise Association kazfranch.kz
Latvia Franchise Association franch.biz
Lebanon Lebanese Franchise Association (LFA) lfalebanon.com
Malaysia Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) mfa.org.my
Mexico Mexican Franchise Association (AMF) franquiciasdemexico.org.mx
Netherlands Netherlands Franchise Association (NFV) nfv.nl
New Zealand Franchise Association of NZ (FANZ) franchiseassociation.co.nz
Philippines Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) pfa.org.ph
Poland Polish Franchise Organization (PFO) franchise.org.pl
Portugal Portuguese Franchise Association (APF) associacaofranchising.pt
Russia Russian Franchise Association (RFA) rusfranch.ru
Singapore Singaporian Franchising and Licensing Association (FLA) flasingapore.org
Slovenia Slovenian Franchise Association (SFA) franchise-slovenia.net
South Africa South African Franchise Association (SAFA) fasa.co.za
South Korea Korean Franchise Association (KFA) ikfa.or.kr
Spain Spanish Franchise Association franquiciadores.com
Sweden Swedish Franchise Association (SF) franchise.se
Switzerland Swiss Franchise Association (SFV) franchiseverband.ch
Taiwan Associatian of Chain & Franchise  Promotion Taiwan (ACFPT) tcfa.org.tw
Turkey Turkish Franchise Association (UFRAD) ufrad.org.tr
United States of America International Franchise Association (IFA) ifa.org
Venezuela Cámara Venezolana de Franquicias  (CVF) profranquicias.com
  World Franchise Council worldfranchisecouncil.net
State Office Website Link
     
California

Franchise Division

Department of Business Oversight

dbo.ca.gov/Licensees/franchise_investment_law/Default.asp
Hawaii

Business Registration Division - Securities

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

cca.hawaii.gov/sec?s=franchising+laws&type=usa
Illinois  Franchise Bureau
Office of Attorney General
illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/franchise.html

Indiana 

Securities Division - Franchise
Office of Secretary of State
in.gov/sos/securities/2806.htm
Maryland  Securities Office - Franchise
Office of the Attorney General
marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/Securities/forms.aspx
Michigan Antitrust and Franchise Unit
Office of Attorney General
michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359-48127-198444--F,00.html
Minnesota Franchise Division
Commerce Department
mn.gov/commerce/industries/securities/franchises
New York  Franchise & Securities Division
State Department of Law
ag.ny.gov/franchisors-franchisees
North Dakota  Franchise Division
Office of Securities Commission
nd.gov/securities
Oregon State of Oregon
Division of Financial Regulation
dfr.oregon.gov/business/financial-industry/Pages/franchises.aspx
Rhode Island  Franchise Office
Division of Securities
dbr.state.ri.us/divisions/securities/franchising.php
South Dakota  Franchise Office
Division of Securities
dlr.sd.gov/securities/franchise_registration.aspx
Virginia Franchise Office
State Corporation Commission
scc.virginia.gov/srf
Washington The Department of Financial Institutions
Securities Division
dfi.wa.gov/securities
Wisconsin Franchise Office
Wisconsin Securities Commission
wdfi.org/fi/securities/franchise