IASB meets with CIS and Baltic States for IFRS update

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30 Nov 2011

On 28 and 29 November 2011, members of the IFRS Foundation and the IASB met with representatives of professional accounting and auditing bodies and ministries from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Baltic States.

The meetings updated these countries on current projects, and the direction and future agenda of the IASB. The meeting also provided a forum to discuss the use of IFRSs within these jurisdictions, including the adoption of IFRSs and the IFRS for SMEs, as well as the process for translating the standards.

The event was attended by representatives from the following countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Many of these countries have already adopted or permit the use of IFRSs and/or IFRS for SMEs.

The representatives also met with the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) to discuss adoption and implementation of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs).

Click for the IASB press release (link to IASB website). An IAASB press release is also available (link to IFAC website).

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