Founded in 1973, Nefful came from Shizuoka Prefecture at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan.
In 1989, Nefful extended its presence to Taiwan by establishing Taiwan Nefful, which gently safeguards the healthy lifestyle of customers with comprehensive clothing and bedding products using the unique fiber “Neoron”, which is 100% developed and manufactured in Japan. Nefful products are light, heat-preserving, comfortable, healthy, and are loved by consumers. The vivid brand image of Nefful is synonymous with “negative static electricity and negative ion clothing.” In addition, Nefful also continues to develop new products and provide more quality products in the fields of body care and beauty care. With a business presence in the US, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and China, Nefful strives to promote the brand spirit of beauty and health to the world, and dedicates itself to working with everyone to realize a life of "beauty, health and hope."
Address: 9F, No. 451, Chang Chun Road, Sungshan District, Taipei City
The personnel of the Secretariat of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) attended the annual seminar conducted by the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) for the Associations Performance Program on May 10 and 11. Over 30 representatives of direct selling associations from the US, France, Australia, New Zealand, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates got together in Seoul, Korea to share recent work highlights as well as the opportunities and challenges facing the direct selling industry in these countries. In the seminar, two local companies – Atomy Korea and Amway Korea – were invited to share the status of their operation in the country. The WFDSA included the "Code of Ethics" as an important theme for this seminar. Relevant personnel were invited to explain the new version of the Code of Ethics in the hope that all countries will dedicate themselves to the promotion of business ethics and lead the industry towards a positive direction.
To continuously optimize the positive impression of the public on the direct selling industry and enhance the image of the industry, the DSA worked jointly with the Multi-Level Marketing Protection Foundation (MMPF) in launching the "Train of Optimized Direct Selling Industry" program to promote the spirit of self-regulation in the Code of Ethics and the dispute resolution evaluation system through focused promotion tours to the northern, central and southern parts of Taiwan. It is hoped that with the excellent image created through the self-regulation in the DSA's Code of Ethics, like-minded partners can be extensively invited to lead by their own examples. Meanwhile, the philosophy of dispute resolutions through mediation can be promoted in conjunction with the MMPF to set up a model system or standard to safeguard the rights and interests of direct selling companies, distributors and consumers, and to enhance the basis of mutual trust.
A series of industry education materials will be planned for the “Train of Optimized Direct Selling Industry”, including digital materials for the Code of Ethics and dispute resolutions. In addition, tours for physical events and education and training in Taiwan will be conducted in June with an aim to integrate industry resources, facilitate direct selling companies to set up a sound system, and effectively promote self-regulation in terms of business ethics in the direct selling industry, while enhancing the visibility of the association and creating an impact for the industry.
Four years have passed since the multilevel marketing related laws and regulations were implemented. Practitioners have offered their revision opinions concerning laws and regulations. The Legal Committee of the DSA particularly worked with the Taiwan Law Association of Direct Selling (TLADS) and conducted a seminar on amendments to multilevel marketing laws and regulations on April 18. In this seminar, Chairman Tien-tsai Lin, Secretary General Hao-wei Tseng, and Deputy Secretary General Chi Chen of the TLADS jointly presented their paper titled "Analysis on Necessity of Hard-copy Written Specialty Participation Contract for Distributors," which was commented on by Charles Hung, Organizer of the DSA's Legal Committee and Senior Manager of Herbalife, based on his practical views. The participants of the seminar also conveyed their views and engaged in heated discussions. The seminar was a resounding success.
The annual Chairman Cup was conducted by the DSA's Golf Friendship Club in the Chia Nan Golf Course in Tainan on April 19. Each golfer demonstrated great sportsmanship while struggling under the sun and doing their best till the very last stroke. Johnny Wang from Isagenix won the Gross Championship for two consecutive years thanks to his excellent golf skills. Other skillful golfers included the Net Champion Chun-hung Chen, the Net Runner Up S.C. Hsu, and the 2nd Net Runner Up Sampson Chu. Currently, the club has more than 40 members. Members who are interested in joining the club are welcome to apply to the Secretariat.
The Ministry of Health and Wealth announced on May 7, 2018 the Principles for Handling Advertisements under Article 45 of the Food Safety and Sanitation Law, which cover the four handling measures as follows: (1) the penalty amount is increased, (2) in case of a repeated violation, the operator may be suspended, (3) in case of the same violation again, the operator may be shut down or its registration may be revoked, and (4) in case of material violations, the operator shall be ordered to stop the sale of products and place correction advertisements. For details, please visit the website of the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) under the Ministry of Health and Wealth. In the future, the TFDA will supervise local health authorities to handle the disposition of food advertisements which violate applicable requirements and suppress illegal advertisements in accordance with such principles to safeguard the health and safety of the people and consumer rights and interests.
All direct selling companies should remind individual distributors of tax filing tips so that they can take care of their tax interest properly.
★Income from profit-seeking activities – Item 54 (Purchase Information Report): Tax exemption of up to NT$77,000 for the purchase amount
★Income from professional practice – Item 9A (bonuses from sales performance of lower level distributors): 20% may be deducted as necessary expenses.
★Other income – Item 92 (bonuses from the sales performance of the taxpayer): no deductible necessary expenses.