The IASB published its Request for Information Post-implementation Review IFRS 9 Financial Instruments Classification and Measurement in September 2021. Our response to the IASB was submitted on 28 January 2022.
IFRS 9 Financial Instruments replaced IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement. Changes to accounting for financial instruments introduced by IFRS 9 covered three areas: Classification & Measurement, Impairment (Expected Credit Losses) and Hedge Accounting. IFRS 9 sets out the requirements on how an entity classifies and measures financial assets, financial liabilities, and some contracts to buy or sell non-financial items. The standard was effective for annual periods commencing on or after 1 January 2018. Insurers may defer the effective date until 1 January 2023, providing certain conditions are met.
Under its due process IASB is required to conduct a post implementation review (PIR) of the all new IFRS standards and major amendments. The purpose of the post-implementation review is to assess whether the standard or amendment is meeting its objectives. This PIR only addresses the Classification and Measurement requirements, including the related disclosure requirements in IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures. A PIR addressing IFRS 9 Impairment and IFRS 9 Hedge Accounting requirements is expected in 2022.
Our planned outreach on this project included a survey, discussions with stakeholders, and public consultation on our draft comment letter.
Thank you to all who participated in this project.