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IFRS® Accounting Standards

Annual Improvements to IFRS® Accounting Standards — Credit Risk Disclosures (Amendments to Illustrative Examples accompanying IFRS 7)


The Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) is participating in the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) annual improvements 2023 cycle, to produce a collection of unrelated minor amendments to IFRS® Accounting Standards.

There is currently potential confusion in the application guidance accompanying IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures because paragraph IG20C fails to state that the example does not illustrate all the requirements in paragraph 35M of IFRS 7. The objective of this project is to clarify that the implementation guidance accompanying IFRS 7 does not illustrate all the requirements in IFRS 7 and to simplify the wording of paragraph IG20B.

The AcSB’s due process includes ensuring that Canadian entities’ financial reporting needs are considered by the IASB and issuing the AcSB’s own exposure draft on each IASB proposal. Subject to the responses to the AcSB’s exposure draft on whether the IASB’s proposals are appropriate for application in Canada, the AcSB expects that the amendments will be incorporated into Canadian GAAP in accordance with the AcSB’s strategy of adopting IFRS Accounting Standards for publicly accountable enterprises.

Staff Contact(s)

Dominique Hamel, Principal, Accounting Standards

Eric English, Principal, Accounting Standards

Project Status

  • Information gathering

    Ongoing as part of the AcSB’s support during various international consultative activities

  • Approving project

    The IASB discussed several proposed amendments that will be included in the next Annual Improvements to IFRS Accounting Standards cycle at its February and May 2023 meetings

    The IASB plans to publish an exposure draft of proposed amendments in September 2023

  • Consulting stakeholders
  • Deliberating feedback
  • Final pronouncement


September 18, 2023

Document for Comment, International Activity, News

IASB Exposure Draft – Annual Improvements to IFRS® Accounting Standards – Volume 11

The IASB has published an Exposure Draft proposing amendments to IFRS Accounting Standards as part of its annual improvements process. Respond with your feedback by December 11, 2023.


This project summary has been prepared for information purposes only. Decisions reported are tentative and reflect only the current status of discussions on this project, which may change after further Board deliberations. Decisions to publish Handbook material are final only after a formal voting process.