The Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) has issued its Exposure Draft that corresponds to the International Accounting Board’s (IASB) Exposure Draft on this topic.
This Exposure Draft focuses on the issues affecting financial reporting in the period before the replacement of an existing interest rate benchmark with an alternative interest rate. More specifically, the proposed amendments to IFRS 9 and IAS 39 address concerns related to uncertainties arising from Interest Rate Benchmark Reform on the hedge accounting requirements in IFRS 9 and IAS 39.
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 Standards for publicly accountable enterprises.