The deadline for responses to the Request for Information: Comprehensive Review of the IFRS for SMEs
is 30 November 2012. To view the Request for Information and/or submit a comment letter click here
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued the Request for Information in June 2012 as the first step in its comprehensive review of the IFRS for SMEs
. The objective of the Request for Information is to seek public views on whether there is a need to make any amendments to the IFRS for SMEs
and, if so, what amendments should be made.
The IASB has published a separate Microsoft Word Optional Response Document for respondents to use for submitting their comments if they wish to do so. This document may be downloaded here
. If you are prompted to enter a password when downloading this document please click Cancel
in the prompt dialog.
Arabic-language translations of Module 27 Impairment of Assets
and Module 31 Hyperinflation
of the IFRS for SMEs
training material are now available. In total, 30 Arabic-language modules are available for download from the IFRS Foundation website and they can be accessed here
The IFRS Foundation is grateful to the Arab Society of Certified Accountants (ASCA) Jordan for facilitating and funding the translation of the training material.
Here is the current status of translations of the IFRS for SMEs
approved by the IFRS Foundation:
: Albanian*, Arabic, Armenian*, Bosnian*, Chinese (simplified)*, Croatian*, Czech*, Estonian*, French*, Hebrew*, Italian*, Japanese*, Kazakh*, Khmer*, Lithuanian*, Macedonian*, Mongolian*, Polish*, Portuguese*, Romanian*, Russian*, Serbian, Spanish* and Turkish*.
: German and Ukrainian.
Under discussion with the IFRS Foundation
*Available for free download here (for translations not marked with a * please see our webshop for details of how to purchase a hard copy)
For more details, click here
The Middle East
: 27–29 November 2012
: Abu Dhabi, UAE
: Paul Pacter (Chairman, SME Implementation Group and IASB member) and Michael Wells (Director, IFRS Education Initiative, IASB)
: English spoken (workshop material in Arabic and English)
: Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development