Logistics Details for Exhibitors at the “Tax Free” (TFWA WE&C)

You're exhibiting at the "Tax Free" in Cannes and have entrusted your logistics to MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS. As the official service provider for the TFWA E&C, MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS will take care of the reception, storage, customs clearance (if required) and delivery to the stand of any goods you entrust to us. To use our services please send us your goods, packaged and labelled according to the instructions below:

VAT Reverse Charge Mechanism on Imports: new regulations (since 2022)

ATTENTION For all final imports, including giveaways, samples, mock-ups, prints, etc.

Since January 2022, France has changed its legislation about import taxes, and requires all importers, either French or foreigners, to have a French VAT number and use the reverse charge mechanism.  A specific exemption has been granted to MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS by the General Directorate of Customs and Excise for our customers participating in TFWA WE&C. 
It is therefore imperative to Contact us before sending any goods requiring a definitive import.

Road transport, reception of goods & stand equipment at the TFWA

The merchandise must arrive, “prepaid “, in Cannes from From Monday, September 23rd 2024.

To make your participation in the exhibition easier, MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS recommends using consolidated shipments leaving from your region via our network of agents. We are happy to provide contact details, please just ask.

Please send us your quotation request as soon as possible.

  • Consign the CMR or transport document to:
    MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS
    Esplanade de la Pantiero
    06400 Cannes, France.
    Notify: TFWA/Stand Name/Stand Number/Village Colour
  • For non-EU merchandise, supply two pro-forma invoices, addressed to:
    Your company name
    TFWA WE&C
    Palais des Festivals
    06400 Cannes, France.

    These 2 invoices will have to mention:

    • For tobacco products: the number of units, the net weight of pure tobacco, and the weight per unit.
    • For alcohol: the number of units, the contents, the total amount of pure alcohol (in litres), the percentage of pure alochol.
  • Supply an Accompanying Administrative Document (AAD, DSAC etc.) for alcohol and tobacco coming from EU countries.
    To be established under our excise number FR001310E0010 corresponding with the following address:
    MATHEZ FREIGHT – Avenue du 24 Août – 06400 Cannes.
  • Label each package as follows:
    MATHEZ ONSITE / TFWA
    Stand Name/Stand Number/Village Colour.

Express transport, reception of goods & stand material at the TFWA


The merchandise must arrive, “prepaid DDP Cannes”, in Cannes From Monday, September 23rd 2024 to Saterday, September 28th 2024.

A copy of the shipping note must be e-mailed to Elodieso we can track the shipment.
If you do not follow this rule it is impossible for us to track your packages.

Please return your quotation request as soon as possible.

  • Consign the transport document to:
    MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS
    Esplanade de la Pantiero
    06400 Cannes, France
    Notify:TFWA/Stand Name/Stand Number/Village Colour.
  • For non-EU merchandise, supply two pro-forma invoices, addressed to:
    Your company name
    TFWA WE&C
    Palais des Festivals
    06400 Cannes, France.

    These 2 invoices will have to mention:

    • For tobacco products: the number of units, the net weight of pure tobacco, and the weight per unit.
    • For alcohol: the number of units, the contents, the total amount of pure alcohol (in litres), the percentage of pure alochol.
  • Supply an Accompanying Administrative Document (AAD, DSAC etc.) for alcohol and tobacco coming from EU countries.
    To be established under our excise number FR001310E0010 corresponding with the following address:
    MATHEZ FREIGHT – Avenue du 24 Août – 06400 Cannes.
  • Label each package as follows:
    MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS / TFWA
    Stand Name/Stand Number/Village Colour.

Air Freight, reception of goods & stand material at the TFWA

The goods will have to reach us, in ”DAP” at Nice airport From Monday, September 2nd 2024 to Wednesday, September 25th 2024.
The transport between Nice and Cannes will be done, daily, with our own trucks.

We are suggesting you to join the consolidated transportation, organised from your country by MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS, through its network of agents, whose details will be provided on request.

Please return your quotation request as soon as possible.

  • Consign the A.W.B. (Airway Bill) to:
    MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS
    06200 – Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur, France
    Notify: TFWA/Stand Name/Stand Number/Village Colour.
  • For non-EU merchandise, supply two pro-forma invoices, addressed to:
    Your company name
    TFWA WE&C
    Palais des Festivals
    06400 Cannes, France.

    These 2 invoices will have to mention:

    • For tobacco products: the number of units, the net weight of pure tobacco, and the weight per unit.
    • For alcohol: the number of units, the contents, the total amount of pure alcohol (in litres), the percentage of pure alochol.
  • Supply an Accompanying Administrative Document (AAD, DSAC etc.) for alcohol and tobacco coming from EU countries.
    To be established under our excise number FR001310E0010 corresponding with the following address:
    MATHEZ FREIGHT – Avenue du 24 Août – 06400 Cannes.
  • Label each package as follows:
    MATHEZ ONSITE / TFWA
    Stand Name/Stand Number/Village Colour.

Sea transport, reception of gooods & stand material on the TFWA 

The goods will have to reach us, in “DAP” Cannes From Monday, September 23rd 2024 to Friday, September 27th 2024.
The port of unloading will be : Marseille or Fos.

The bill of lading will have to be in “express release” and a copy will have to be sent by e-mail to Céline. Without this document, it will be impossible for us to continue the shipment.

To facilitate your participation in this exhibition, MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS suggests you to use groupage services organized from your region by our agents network, whose contacts will be sent to you on request.

We invite you to return us, as soon as possible, your request for quotation.

  • Consign the Bill of Lading (B/L) to:
    MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS
    Esplanade de la Pantiero
    06400 Cannes, France

    Notify: TFWA/Stand Name/Stand number/Village colour.
  • For non-EU merchandise, supply two pro-forma invoices, addressed to:
    Your company name
    TFWA WE&C
    Palais des Festivals
    06400 Cannes, France.

    These 2 invoices will have to mention:

    • For tobacco products: the number of units, the net weight of pure tobacco, and the weight per unit.
    • For alcohol: the number of units, the contents, the total amount of pure alcohol (in litres), the percentage of pure alochol.
  • Supply an Accompanying Administrative Document (AAD, DSAC etc.) for alcohol and tobacco coming from EU countries.
    To be established under our excise number FR001310E0010 corresponding with the following address:
    MATHEZ FREIGHT – Avenue du 24 Août – 06400 Cannes.
  • Label each package as follows:
    MATHEZ ONSITE / TFWA
    Stand Name/Stand Number/Village Colour.
Unloading your merchandise in Cannes
On arrival in Cannes, your merchandise will be unloaded by our team. Our teams will be responsible for:
  • checking that the merchandise received complies with the quantity stated on the transport receipt.
  • checking to see if there is any damage
  • If necessary, notifying the sender of any damage or missing packages.
Customs formalities

Customs formalities only apply to goods coming from or going to Non-EU countries.

MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISITCS will present the goods to the French Customs Authorities using the proforma invoices. Once the goods have cleared customs they will be available for delivery to the stand or shipping.

Our teams carry out all kinds of customs formalities:

  • ATA carnet formality
  • temporary importation formality
  • final importation formality
  • transit formality
  • final exportation formality

For the final importation formality, MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS will pay up front on your behalf the eventual import taxes and duties to French Customs and will invoice them to you at cost, after the exhibition.

Storage before the exhibition

The goods will arrive in Cannes From Monday, September 23rd 2024.

It will be unloaded and stored by MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS in our Cannes warehouse – MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS warehouse, located on Esplanade de la Pantiéro 100 metres from the Festival Palace (Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes).

The goods will then be delivered to your stant, in whole or in part, Saturday, September 28th 2024 or Sunday, September 29th 2024 (see access map).

Delivery to your stand

Please fill in the online form available now, stating the day and time you wish your products to be delivered to your stand.

Storage during the exhibtion

Following a partial delivery to stand, your remaining merchandise can still be stored at the MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS warehouse (see access map), and re-stock deliveries can be arranged during the exhibition.

Empty packaging can also be stored for the duration of the exhibition with a scheduled return system according to the guidelines of the organizers Thursday, October 3rd 2024 from 17:30 .

Please see our team on Saturday, September 28th 2024 or Sunday, September 29th 2024 to get the appropriate labels you need.

Tranport and return of goods

A MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS transport form and labels will be delivered to each stand on Wednesday, October 2nd 2024 at 18:00.

When you arrive at the booth Thursday, October 3rd 2024 in the morning, we invite you to fill out this form and attach a pro forma invoice. This form with a packing list and a pro forma invoice, for the non EU final destination country, must be returned, dully filled, to MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS staff during the pick up on stand. Each parcel must be properly packed and labelled with the final consignee address.

At the end of the event from Thursday, October 3rd 2024 at 17:30, MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS will offer new boxes, additional forms and labels,packing material to meet each client needs. They can be withdrawn at the MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS ” reception points ” (see access map).

Any goods picked up from the stand once it has been taken down will be delivered to MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS warehouses (see access map) and stored before being picked up by your transporter or re-shipped by MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS.
Latest pick up date for your transporter/freight forwarder: Wednesday, October 9th 2024.

Please do not to leave your stand until MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS personnel have collected your packages. MATHEZ ONSITE LOGISTICS cannot be held liable for the loss or theft of packages left unattended.