Professional agreements with other organisations
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The comprehensive self-regulation documents of translation and interpreting professionals are now available for download.


The Translation Industry Cooperation Agreements were first signed in 2013 by Proford and the Association of Hungarian Translators and Interpreters; this was the first such comprehensive professional self-regulation document in Europe. 

Following the establishment of the organisation, the Association of Freelance Translators and Interpreters (SZOFT) also signed the agreement, which meant all relevant interest groups, representing the entire Hungarian translation market, had joined.

The agreement spells out the rules of cooperation between the supply and demand side of the translation industry, with a priority focus on the special interests both of freelance translators and interpreters as well as translation agencies and end-users of translation.

The agreements promote the provision of services of the highest quality and fair business practices.

The three organisations regularly revise and update the agreement.

The agreements are also in use in, and have been adapted and adopted by, a number of European countries, and they are also supported by the European Union Association of Translation Companies (EUATC). 

In 2023, the three organisations completed a joint revision of the agreements, and have accepted that the norms laid out therein are binding for all their members.