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IOSCO statement on "convergence" of global GAAPs

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01 Nov 2003

Following is an excerpt from the Final Communique (PDF 268k) of the 28th Annual Conference of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) that was held on 14-17 October 2003 in Seoul: The Technical Committee also is continuing its close cooperation with the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

The Technical Committee and the IASB have developed ongoing arrangements for the Technical Committee to provide input on IASB projects as they are developed and initiated and to monitor IASB work on an ongoing basis. IOSCO welcomes the efforts of accounting standard setting bodies towards convergence of international accounting standards. Looking ahead, IOSCO encourages the IASB and national standard setters to continue to work cooperatively and expeditiously to achieve convergence in order to facilitate cross-border offerings and listings and encourages regulators to address the broader issues of consistent interpretation, application and enforcement of accounting standards.

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