FIFA’s reform process regarding the
FIFA Football Agent Regulations is publicly accompanied and supported by
various institutions and bodies.
Following their approval by the FIFA Council in December 2022, the
new FIFA Football Agent Regulations (FFAR) will come into force on
Monday, 9 January 2023, thus marking a landmark step towards the establishment
of a fairer and more transparent football transfer system.
The new regulations introduce basic service standards for football agents
and their clients, including a mandatory licensing system, the prohibition of
multiple representation to avoid conflicts of interest, and the introduction of
a cap on agent fees, all with the objective of reinforcing contractual
stability, protecting the integrity of the transfer system and achieving
greater financial transparency.
While the processes for obtaining a licence under the FFAR will come into
force next Monday, there will be a transition period ahead of the obligation to
only use licensed football agents and the cap on agent fees, which will happen
on 1 October 2023.
The FFAR were approved by the FIFA Council at its meeting in Doha in
December 2022 following a very robust and open consultation process carried out
by FIFA since 2018 and involving all key international football stakeholders.
FIFA’s consultation and reform process for the FFAR as a whole was, and is,
publicly accompanied and supported by various institutions and bodies.
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