2.3 Standards, interpretations and amendments to existing standards

Standards, interpretations and amendments to existing standards

Standards, interpretations and amendments to existing standards that are effective in 2021

In the current period, the Company has applied the following amendments to IFRSs issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) that are mandatorily effective for an accounting period that begins on or after 1 January 2021. The application of these amendments to IFRSs has not had any material impact on the amounts reported for the current and prior periods but may affect the accounting for the Company’s future transactions or arrangements.

  • COVID-19-related rent concessions beyond 30 June 2021 (Amendments to IFRS 16)
  • Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Phase 2 (Amendments to IFRS 9, IAS 39, IFRS 7, IFRS 4 and IFRS 16)

These amendments do not have a significant impact on these financial statements and therefore the disclosures have not been made.


Standards and interpretations in issue but not yet effective and has not been adopted early by the Company

The new standards and revised IFRSs not yet effective and have not been adopted early by the Company include:

  • IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts
  • Amendments to IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts (Amendments to IFRS 17 and IFRS 4)
  • Amendments to IFRS 3 – References to the Conceptual Framework
  • Proceeds before Intended Use (Amendments to IAS 16)
  • Onerous Contracts – Cost of Fulfilling a Contract (Amendments to IAS 37)
  • Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2018-2020 Cycle (Amendments to IFRS 1, IFRS 9,
    IFRS 16, IAS 41)
  • Classification of Liabilities as Current or Non-current (Amendments to IAS 1)
  • Deferred Tax related to Assets and Liabilities from a Single Transaction

Management anticipates that these amendments will be adopted in the financial information in the initial

period when they become mandatorily effective. The impact of these standards and amendments is currently being assessed by the management.

Standard number Title Effective date
IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts 1 January 2023


In May 2017, the IASB issued IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts (IFRS 17), a comprehensive new accounting standard for insurance contracts covering recognition and measurement, presentation and disclosure. Once effective, IFRS 17 will replace IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts (IFRS 4) that was issued in 2005. IFRS 17 applies to all types of insurance contracts (i.e. life, non-life, direct insurance and re-insurance), regardless of the type of entities that issue them, as well as to certain guarantees and financial instruments with discretionary participation features. A few scope exceptions will apply. The overall objective of IFRS 17 is to provide an accounting model for insurance contracts that is more useful and consistent for insurers. In contrast to the requirements in IFRS 4, which are largely based on grandfathering previous local accounting policies, IFRS 17 provides a comprehensive model for insurance contracts, covering all relevant accounting aspects.

The core of IFRS 17 is the general model, supplemented by:

  • A specific adaptation for contracts with direct participation features (the variable fee approach)
  • A simplified approach (the premium allocation approach) mainly for short-duration contracts.

IFRS 17 is effective for reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023, with comparative figures required. Early application is permitted, provided the entity also applies IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 on or before the date if first applies IFRS 17. The Company plans to adopt the standard on the required effective date and is currently evaluating the expected impact.