During its meeting in Mauritius on the 31st of May 2013, the FIFA Congress decided to endorse the proposals made to review the current Players' Agent Regulations. This decision is the latest step in an extensive review process during which all stakeholders, including ECA, have been involved.
The three main findings by the FIFA Sub-Committee for Club Football, which were presented to both the FIFA ExCo and the Congress are as follows:
- The current licensing system should be abandoned;
- A set of minimum standards/requirements must be established in FIFA's future set of regulations;
- A registration system for intermediaries must be set up.
The aim is to develop a more transparent system, easier to implement and administer and widely accepted by the stakeholders. A working group will be created to work out the new set of regulations for approval by the FIFA Congress in 2014.