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 2020

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 2020. 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.

  • Amendments to References to the Conceptual Framework in IFRS Standards.
  • Amendment to IFRS 3 regarding the definition of business.
  • Amendment to IFRS 7, IFRS 9 and IAS 39 regarding the interest rate benchmark reforms.
  • Amendments to IAS 1 and IAS 8 regarding the definition of materiality.
  • Amendments to IFRS 16 regarding Covid-19 related rent concession.

These amendments do not have a significant impact on these condensed interim 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


New standards and revised IFRSs not yet effective and has not been adopted early by the Company Effective date
Amendments to IAS 1 to address classification of liabilities as current or non-current providing a more general approach based on the contractual arrangements in place at the reporting date.


1 January 2022


Amendments to IAS 16 ‘Property, Plant and Equipment’ regarding proceeds from selling items produced while bringing an asset into the location and condition necessary for it to be capable of operating in the manner intended by management.


1 January 2022
Amendments to IAS 37 amending the standard regarding costs a company should include as the cost of fulfilling a contract when assessing whether a contract is onerous.


1 January 2022


Amendments to IFRS 3 ‘Business Combinations’ that update an outdated reference in IFRS 3 without significantly changing its requirements


1 January 2022
Annual improvements to IFRS Standards 2018–2020


1 January 2022
Amendments to IFRS 10 ‘Consolidated Financial Statements’ and IAS 28 ‘Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures (2011)’ relating to the treatment of the sale or contribution of assets from an investor to its associate or joint venture Effective date deferred indefinitely. Adoption is still permitted.


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.