CoVid19 – Our Advocacy Work

In the middle of this devastating crisis, the travel retail industry is suffering everywhere. In Asia Pacific, our usually vibrant industry is effectively paralysed while flights are grounded and borders closed. It is critical that we engage with governments across our region to ensure travel retail is recognised for the value it brings. It accounts for $US37bn in sales and 320,000 jobs.

We are intrinsically linked in the overall aviation and maritime ecosystem, we cannot function without these operational partners and they, in return, cannot deliver a viable business without the essential contribution of non-aeronautical revenue provided by travel retail. APTRA is actively supporting our members and the entire industry across the Asia Pacific with a range of advocacy and communications strategies which are detailed on this page.

COVID CAMPAIGN

20 October 2021

APTRA COVID-19 Landscape Update October 2021

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28 September 2021

APTRA COVID-19 Landscape Update September 2021

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20 August 2021

APTRA COVID-19 Landscape Update August 2021

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23 July 2021

APTRA COVID-19 Landscape Update End July 2021

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29 June 2021

APTRA COVID-19 Landscape Update End June 2021

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20 May 2021

APTRA COVID-19 Landscape Update 20 May 2021

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20 April 2021

APTRA COVID-19 Landscape Update 20 April 2021

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24 March 2021

APTRA Covid-19 Regional Update 24 March 2021

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23 February 2021

APTRA Covid-19 Regional Update 23 Feb 2021

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01 February 2021

APTRA COVID-19 Landscape Update 01 February 2021

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25 January 2021

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update 25th January 2021

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07 January 2021

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update 7th January 2021

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23 December 2020

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update 23rd December 2020

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8 December 2020

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update 8th December 2020

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3 December 2020

Joint Industry Open Letter to Asia Pacific Ministers

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23 November 2020

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update 23rd November 2020

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09 November 2020

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update 9th November 2020

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29 October 2020

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update 29th October 2020

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21 October 2020

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update 21st October 2020

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28 September 2020

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update 28th September 2020

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23 September 2020

APTRA Position Paper – Aligned Region Wide COVID-19 Health Protocols For Travel

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23 September 2020

APTRA Calls On Governments To Align On Quarantine And Testing Protocol 23rd September 2020

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15 September 2020

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update 15th September 2020

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03 September 2020

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update 3rd September 2020

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17 August 2020

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update 17 Aug 2020

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August 2020

APTRA COVID-19 Regional Update

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July 2020

APAC COVID-19 Landscape

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June 2020

APTRA appeals to India Government to consider policy relaxation Duty Free Industry in India.

APTRA appeals to India Government to consider policy relaxation Duty Free Industry in India.

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June 2020

APTRA Campaign Letter to Indian Government Authorities.

APTRA appeals to the Indian Government to represent issues for the Duty-Free Industry in India and ask them for support and ensure sustainable operations towards the Duty-Free Industry in India.

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June 2020

APTRA Campaign Letter to Airport Authorities across the Asia Pacific.

APTRA appeals to the Airport Authorities requesting them to ADOPT the guidelines issued by ICAO for Aviation recovery.

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June 2020

APTRA Campaign Letter to The Ministry of Trade and Industry.

APTRA appeals on behalf of its members for an extension of the deadline for compliance with Singapore’s regulations on the plain packaging of tobacco products gazetted to come into force on 1 July 2020.

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01 April 2020

APTRA Campaign Letter to members –1st April 2020

Letter to communicate to members APTRA’s campaign to directly lobby governments across Asia Pacific to secure their support for our industry. APTRA asks for members to support the cause at the local level what the association started at the regional level

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01 April 2020

APTRA Campaign Letter to APAC Govt – 1st April 2020

APTRA’s campaign to directly lobby governments across Asia Pacific to secure their support for our industry. Targeting decision-makers in the government offices and ministers across various Trade & Industry, Commerce, Finance, Aviation, Transport and Tourism.

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26 March 2020

APTRA Campaign Letter to Airport CEOs – 26th March 2020

APTRA appeal for Covid-19 relief measures to be supported and acknowledged by various Airport Authorities

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MEMBER RESOURCES

July 2020

IATA – 2020 Mid year report

Airline industry economic performance (June 2020) -report

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26 June 2020

Changi Airport Prepared To Receive Transit Passengers (June 2020)

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15 June 2020

DFWC Issues Retail Operations Recovery Protocol (June 2020)

A copy of the blueprint can be downloaded here

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03 June 2020

Civil Aviation Recovery Task Force Launches Take-Off Guidelines

Access the ICAO report here

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2 May 2020

APTRA Members CoVid-19 Booklet 2 (May 2020)

Summary Of Government Relief Measures Across Asia Pacific

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8 April 2020

APTRA Media Coverage – 8th April 2020

Call For Government Support To The Industry During Covid-19

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01 March 2020

APTRA Members CoVid-19 Booklet 1 (March 2020)

Including Summary Of Government Relief Measures Across Asia Pacific

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PRESS RELEASES

26 March 2020

Press Release – 26th March 2020

APTRA seeks support across the entire Asia Pacific Region urging over 45 governments and hundreds of government administrators to recognize the unique economic contribution of the entire Travel Retail industry and to prioritize support packages to our channel affected financially by COVID-19.

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11 February 2020

Press Release – 11th February 2020

Joint statement with TFWA and APTRA to evaluate how we as associations can help as we try and understand the fast-moving situation caused by the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Both associations are working together to assess the situation as it develops to provide the most valuable support they can offer the industry.

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