Translations & Permissions
One of IFAC's primary objectives is to develop standards and guidance that are widely adopted and implemented, and will enable accountants worldwide to provide services of consistently high quality in the public interest.
To achieve this objective, IFAC strives to make its publications widely available by enabling individuals to freely download them from its website for personal use. Upon request, IFAC may also grant permission to interested parties to allow them to reproduce and translate these publications.
For an overview of our translated publications, please see the translations database:
If you would like to reproduce, or translate and reproduce, an IFAC publication, or an International Standard published by IFAC, you must first do the following:
1. Read and familiarize yourself with the IFAC Policy Statements—one for reproducing or translating IFAC publications, Policy for Reproducing, or Translating and Reproducing, Publications of the International Federation of Accountants (December 2012), and one specifically for translation of International Standards published by IFAC, Policy for Translating and Reproducing Standards Published by the International Federation of Accountants (December 2012).
2. Submit a request to IFAC. Download and complete the Permission Request Form (for reproductions) or Translation Proposal Form (for translations) and submit to IFAC so that we fully understand your request.
3. Obtain an Agreement from IFAC. IFAC’s copyrighted material may not be reproduced, or translated and reproduced, without the permission of IFAC. Therefore, once you submit the permission request, you will hear back from us within two weeks on whether we have additional questions, or if we can proceed to process an agreement, and next steps.
4. Obtain Materials from IFAC. Once the formal permission agreement is in place, IFAC will provide you with the relevant materials for reproduction or translation. In most cases, IFAC will require a draft of the proposed publication to be submitted to IFAC for pre-publication review and approval.
5. Consider Planning and Timing. Please be aware that some requests may be more complicated than others, and therefore require more processing time, particularly if the material is to be adapted in any way, if multiple bodies or languages are involved, or if there are extensive legal or commercial aspects.
6. For More Information, please refer to our detailed FAQs.
Highlights recent and upcoming translations of IFAC publications, and includes updates on guidelines and policies for translation.