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1. General Provisions

1.1. The key benefits of membership in the Ukrainian public organization “Federation of franchising development, hospitality and infrastructure” are:

  • Trust in society, business, government;
  • The ability to publish your franchise business, products and services, receive a study on the market for goods and services, franchising, hospitality and infrastructure of Ukraine and other states;
  • Participation in exhibitions, conferences, round tables, organized by the Federation of franchising development and its partners, both in Ukraine and abroad;
  • Access to international resources and partners of the Federation of franchising development;
  • Organization of own activities within the resources the Federation and its partners: corporate training, master classes, open days etc.
  • Professional development and education program of the Open Franchising University;
  • Discounts and loyalty programs for members of the Federation of franchising development;
  • Communication with state authorities and government;
  • Protect your interests in state bodies;
  • Lobbying for the interests of its members at local, national and international levels.

Franchising Development Federation team is actively working to ensure that the interests of the franchise were presented fairly and objectively. Federation of franchising development, acts on behalf of all franchisors, franchisees, suppliers of goods and services to address urgent issues on the basis of a unified position.

1.2. The founders of the Ukrainian NGO "Federation of franchising development, hospitality and infrastructure" (hereinafter - the Franchising Development Federation) are members of the Federation of franchising development.

1.3. Membership in the Franchising Development Federation can be individual and collective.

1.4. Individual members of the Franchising Development Federation can be Ukrainian and foreign citizens, stateless persons who have attained the age of 14, recognize and support the goals and objectives of the Franchising Development Federation contained in the Charter Ukrainian NGO "Federation of franchising development, hospitality and infrastructure, accept and abide Franchising Code of Ethics. Individual member of the Franchising Development Federation can be full or associate.

1.5. Collective members of the Franchising Development Federation can be collectives and organizations, associations of citizens, including foreign countries, not legal entities (groups of citizens), legal entities that contribute to the Franchising Development Federation, recognize and support its goals and objectives, accept and abide Franchising Code of Ethics. Collective member of the Franchising Development Federation can be full or associate.
1.6. Membership in the Franchising Development Federation is voluntary and may be full or associate.

1.6.1. Membership in the Franchising Development Federation: this category is available for applicants who in the opinion of the Presidium of the FDF meet all requirements of the Charter of the FDF, regulations and codes of ethical conduct of FDF.

1.6.2. Associate membership in the Franchising Development Federation: this category is available to applicants who in the opinion of the Presidium, the executive board and the chairmen of branches FDF suggests that they are on track to meet the requirements of full membership.

1.7. Membership in the Franchising Development Federation is divided into three categories:

  • Franchisers;
  • Franchisees;
  • Suppliers - FDF members who provide products, services and assistance in the field of hospitality and infrastructure.

1.8. By joining the Ukrainian public organization “Federation of franchising development, hospitality and infrastructure” members, both associate and full, undertake to abide the terms of the Franchising Development Federation, the Charter, regulations, policies and procedures adopted by the Franchising Development Federation:

  • Code of Ethical Conduct (the Franchising Code of Ethics);
  • Disciplinary procedures and regulations;
  • Complaint procedure;
  • The appeal procedure.

1.9. Members agree that they provide the Franchising Development Federation any non-confidential information relating to their business, franchising offers franchisees, quality of goods and services, as well as the skill level and professionalism of its directors, which may be requested by an authorized official of the Franchising Development Federation.

1.10. Members also agree to provide employees of the Franchising Development Federation, approved by the President, full access (within a reasonable time) to the Confidentiality of information relating to its business model, franchising offers (provided that such information is confidential).
1.11. In the Franchising Development Federation works Arbitration Court for the informal forms of reconciliation. These services are available to all members of the Franchising Development Federation, jointly agreed to use these services.

1.12. Federation members also tend to adhere to guidelines on best business practices on the terms of franchising, published by the Franchising Development Federation from time to time.

1.13. Summary of the key criteria for membership in the Franchising Development Federation for all its categories:

1.13.1. Principles that apply to franchisors / franchisees, who apply for membership, and which underlying the process of accreditation for membership in the Franchising Development Federation. As part of their application, the franchisor / franchisee will demonstrate how they use these standards and undertake to provide evidence if necessary.

Vital functions: Business or franchise business model should be viable. Achievements of the company show that goods or services are in demand and came to such a level of profit that can support a franchise network in a lucrative level. All intellectual property is registered on the territory of Ukraine, which is confirmed by the relevant certificate: a certificate of registration mark for goods and services, copyrights, etc.


Support: Transfer of know-how to the new operator and, if necessary, its advisory support at a distance of: providing consultations of partner on business questions, make timely delivery of goods, etc.


Ethic of Conduct: franchising business is built and operated in accordance with the ethical principles set in the Franchising Code of Ethics, which covers advertising, recruitment, selection of partners and support for franchisees. The applicant passes a business evaluation by experts and operates on the basis of the franchising agreement.


Openness: All information about business, which deals with franchising deal and contract discloses without ambiguity to prospective franchisees.


2. The status of full and associated members of the Franchising Development Federation Partners of the Franchising Development Federation

2.1. Full member of the Franchising Development Federation has the right:

  • to participate in the management of the Franchising Development Federation directly or through delegates to the General Meeting of the Franchising Development Federation, the governing body of structural units of Franchising Development Federation in the order prescribed by the Charter of Franchising Development Federation;
  • to elect and be elected to the governing bodies of the Franchising Development Federation;
  • to participate in all activities undertaken by the Federation and its localities, under the conditions approved by the governing bodies of the Franchising Development Federation within their competence;
  • to publish their articles and scientific papers in journals and information resources of the Franchising Development Federation under the conditions approved by the Board;
  • to express personal position as a member of the Franchising Development Federation at conferences, roundtables, forums and other events;
  • to receive methodical and organizational assistance in the implementation of projects approved by the governing bodies of the Franchising Development Federation;
  • to contact management of FDF for legal support and services;
  • to discuss any activity issues of the Franchising Development Federation, to contribute to the governing bodies of the Franchising Development Federation proposals to improve its operations;
  • to obtain relevant information on the activity of the Franchising Development Federation under the current legislation and decisions of governing bodies of the Franchising Development Federation;
  • to terminate membership in the Franchising Development Federation of their own volition;
  • to contact the Arbitration Court of Franchising Development Federation for help in resolving disputes.

2.2. Associate Member of the Federation, franchise development has the right:

  • to participate in all activities undertaken by the Federation and its localities, under the conditions approved by the governing bodies of the Franchising Development Federation within their competence;
  • to publish their articles and scientific papers in journals and information resources of the Franchising Development Federation under the conditions approved by the Board;
  • express personal position as a member of the Franchising Development Federation at conferences, roundtables, forums and other events;
  • to receive methodical and organizational assistance in the implementation of projects, approved by the governing bodies of the Franchising Development Federation;
  • to contact management of FDF for legal support and services;
  • to discuss any activity issues of the Franchising Development Federation, to contribute to the governing bodies of the Franchising Development Federation proposals to improve its operations;
  • to obtain relevant information on the activity of the Franchising Development Federation under the current legislation and decisions of governing bodies of the Franchising Development Federation;
  • to terminate membership in the Franchising Development Federation of their own volition;
  • to contact the Arbitration Court of Franchising Development Federation for help in resolving disputes.

2.3. Members of the Franchising Development Federation may also have other rights stipulated by current legislation of Ukraine and the Franchising Development Federation Charter and decisions of governing bodies of the Franchising Development Federation.

2.4. All members of the Franchising Development Federation have equal rights.

2.5. Members of the Franchising Development Federation must:

  • comply with the Charter of the Franchising Development Federation, these Regulations and other internal documents of the Franchising Development Federation, as well as carry out the decisions of governing bodies of the Franchising Development Federation;
  • participate in the activities of the Franchising Development Federation;
  • avoid actions that cause harm or undermine the authority of the Franchising Development Federation;
  • comply with other obligations under current legislation of Ukraine, the Charter, the Regulations and other internal documents of the Franchising Development Federation.

3. Procedure for admission to the Franchising Development Federation

3.1. Admission to the members of the Franchising Development Federation by local cells in accordance with the Charter of the Franchising Development Federation and this Regulations on membership in the Franchising Development Federation, based on the personal written statement or a completed application form, or the written decision of the governing body of the candidate for the collective members - a legal entity.

3.2. Statement or application form for membership in the Franchising Development Federation is submitted to the Chairman of the local branch and must contain:

  • for individuals - surname, first name and patronymic, citizenship information, information about place of residence, birth year, a written commitment to meet statutory responsibilities in case of membership in the Franchising Development Federation;
  • for legal entities - name, address, details of registration and a written commitment to meet statutory responsibilities in case of membership in the Franchising Development Federation. The application of legal entity must contain attached decision of the governing body of the legal entity to join the Franchising Development Federation and an extract from the statute of entity, certified by its seal, which confirms the authority of the governing body for appropriate action.

3.3. When applying, candidate member of the Franchising Development Federation (his authorized representative) is given the Charter of Franchising Development Federation for review.

3.4. A candidate for the collective members of Franchising Development Federation becomes a member after the relevant decision of governing body of the Franchising Development Federation.

4. Termination of membership in the Franchising Development Federation

4.1. The member of the Franchising Development Federation terminate his membership in the Franchising Development Federation by a personal declaration addressed to the Board of the Franchising Development Federation

4.2. The member of the Franchising Development Federation - a physical person is entitled to apply for the termination of membership personally or send out notarized mailed statement.

4.3. The member of the Franchising Development Federation - the collective entity is entitled to apply for termination of membership through its authorized representative or by mail. The statement must include the decision of the governing body of collective entity to resign from membership in the Franchising Development Federation.

4.4. Application of a member of the Franchising Development Federation on his withdrawal from the Franchising Development Federation is being considered on the Presidium of Franchising Development Federation within one month from the date of such statement. In order to monitor compliance with statutory requirements regarding exit from the membership of Franchising Development Federation decision of the local branch is considered and approved by the Board of Franchising Development Federation.


4.5. Members of the Franchising Development Federation can be eliminated:

  • if there are other debts to the Federation;
  • due to the systematic violation of this Charter or the documents regulating the activities of the Federation;
  • in case of actions contrary to the goals of Federation;
  • if a member of the Federation with their actions or omissions caused or is causing damage to property or the good name of the Federation.

The decision to terminate membership in the Federation is taken by the Board of Federation by a simple majority.

4.6. Franchising Development Federation is not responsible for the obligations of its members as the latter are not responsible for the obligations of the Franchising Development Federation.

COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

General Meeting of members of the Federation is the supreme governing body of the Federation. Federation General Meeting is held at least once every 1 (one) year. The General Meeting of the Federation is chaired by President of the Federation.

Calling of Special General Meeting of the Federation is on request of more than 60 percent of the members of the Federation, the Board of the Federation, the Audit Committee of the Federation, by the decision of the Board of the Federation.

Date, place and agenda of the General Meeting of the Federation is informed to the members of the Federation for 20 (twenty) days prior to their commencement in writing form by registered mail, facsimile, telegraph, e-mail or information posted on the Federation web-site.

All proposals for the agenda of the General Meeting of the Federation must be sent to the Board of the Federation not later than 10 (ten) days before the General Meeting of the Federation. The decision to include on the agenda is taken by the Board of Federation. General Meeting of the Federation considers only issues submitted on time and on the agenda.

General Meeting of the Federation in extreme cases, make decisions about inclusion in the agenda and consider questions submitted after the above period, provided if they were submitted by at least 60 (sixty) percent of votes by the Federation members who take part or are represented at the General Meeting of the Federation.

General Meetings of the Federation are considered competent if attended by delegates of the Federation, who have not less than 60 (sixty) percent of the votes totally. Each Federation delegate has one vote. Members of the Federation may participate in the General Meeting of Federation, through their delegates. A decision on quotas for delegate participation and decision making at the General Meeting of Federation is adopted by the Board of Federation.

The collective members of the Federation are participating in the General Meeting of the Federation, through their representative.

The competence of the General Meeting of the Federation is to resolve any questions of statutory activity of the Federation. General Meeting of the Federation may delegate the Board its rights and authority to resolve all issues except matters within their exclusive competence. Principles and rules for consideration by the Board of the Federation and the adoption of its decisions should not differ from the principles and rules established for the General Meeting of the Federation.

The exclusive competence of the General Meeting of the Federation includes the following questions:

  • Identifying key areas of statutory activities of the Federation;
  • Approval of cooperation agreements with other federations, associations, etc.;
  • Approval of the Federation Charter and the amendment thereto;
  • Election of the President of the Federation;
  • Election of Vice-President of the Federation;
  • Election of members of the Board of Federation;
  • Appointing and dismissing members of the Audit Committee of the Federation;
  • Appointing and dismissing members of the Management of Federation;
  • Approval of reports of the President and the Audit Committee of Federation on activities in the current year;
  • Accusations and decision making of mistrust to President and the Board of Federation;
  • Realization of property rights of the Federation;
  • The creation, approval of the Rules and Regulations, the termination of the Arbitration Court at the Federation;
  • Making decisions on the termination of the Federation.

The decision of the General Meeting of Federation is considered adopted if it is given 3/4 votes of present Federation delegates.

The work of the General Meeting of Federation, the voting results and decisions reflected in the minutes. Minutes of General Meeting of the Federation shall be signed by the President of the Federation and secretary of the General Meeting of Federation, elected by the General Meeting of the Federation for taking minutes.

Conservation of the proceedings of the General Meetings of Federation is made by the Federation Management.

Decisions adopted at the General Meeting of Federation shall take effect upon their adoption, unless otherwise specified in their decision.

Federation statutory bodies are elected for four years and preside until their re-election or recall.

The purpose, goals and objectives of the Federation


The main purpose of the Federation is to assist its members in protecting the legitimate social, economic, creative, national, cultural and other rights and interests of members of the Federation.

The main tasks of the Federation are:

  • Кepresent the interests of the Federation members in central and local government bodies;
  • Protection of interests of members of the Federation;
  • Providing information and consulting members of the Federation;
  • Cooperation with government authorities on matters of policy in the field of franchising, hospitality and infrastructure of small and medium-sized businesses;
  • Development and introduction of proposals to improve the legislative framework in the field of franchising, hospitality, infrastructure and business activity in general;
  • Social protection of members of the Federation;
  • Publication of printed editions of Federation;
  • Help train specialists in the field of franchising, hospitality and infrastructure;
  • Creation of educational institutions for training and retraining of specialists in the field of franchising, hospitality and infrastructure;
  • Creation and maintenance of the arbitral tribunal.

To achieve its objectives and main tasks in a lawful manner Federation:

  • Supports international relations, makes the necessary international agreements and participates in activities which are not contrary to international law;
  • Participates in the organization of fairs, exhibitions, lectures, seminars, symposia, conferences, forums, congresses etc.;
  • Conducts the independent public opinion polls on issues important for the development of franchising, hospitality and infrastructure, participates in shaping public opinion through appearances in the media, lecture propaganda and other means not prohibited by law;
  • Cooperates with government agencies and community organizations, may enter into alliances of NGOs, receives from the state authorities, local authorities and businesses and individuals the information and material assistance necessary to implement its goals and objectives;
  • Make legislative initiatives and other proposals to the authorities and administration;
  • Carry out other activities that do not contradict Ukrainian legislation and the statutory purposes of the Federation.

See the Regulations on membership in the Federation of franchising development, hospitality and infrastructure of Ukraine.

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