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Commission Regulation (EC) No 69/2009 of 23 January 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 1126/2008 adopting certain international accounting standards in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards amendments to International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 1 and International Accounting Standard (IAS) 27 (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 21, 24.1.2009, p. 10–15 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 13 Volume 058 P. 283 - 288

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2009/69/oj

24.1.2009   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 21/10


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 69/2009

of 23 January 2009

amending Regulation (EC) No 1126/2008 adopting certain international accounting standards in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards amendments to International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 1 and International Accounting Standard (IAS) 27

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 July 2002 on the application of international accounting standards (1), and in particular Article 3(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

By Commission Regulation (EC) No 1126/2008 (2) certain international standards and interpretations that were extant at 15 October 2008 were adopted.

(2)

In May 2008, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published the amendments to IFRS 1 First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards and IAS 27 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements ‘Cost of an Investment in a Subsidiary, Jointly Controlled Entity or Associate’, hereinafter ‘amendments to IFRS 1 and IAS 27’. The amendments are the following: allow a first-time adopter in its separate financial statements to use as the deemed cost of an investment in a subsidiary, jointly controlled entity or associate either the fair value at the entity's date of transition to IFRSs or the previous GAAP carrying amount of the investment at that date; delete from IAS 27 the definition of the ‘cost method’, with the result that an investor is required to recognise as income in its separate financial statements all dividends received from a subsidiary, jointly controlled entity or associate, even if the dividend is paid out of pre-acquisition reserves; clarify how to determine the cost of an investment under IAS 27 when a parent company reorganises the operating structure of its group by establishing a new entity as its parent and this new parent obtains control of the original parent by issuing equity instruments in exchange for existing equity instruments of the original parent.

(3)

The consultation with the Technical Expert Group (TEG) of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) confirms that the amendments to IFRS 1 and IAS 27 meet the technical criteria for adoption set out in Article 3(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002. In accordance with Commission Decision 2006/505/EC of 14 July 2006 setting up a Standards Advice Review Group to advise the Commission on the objectivity and neutrality of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group's (EFRAG’s) opinions (3), the Standards Advice Review Group considered EFRAG's opinion on endorsement and advised the Commission that it is well-balanced and objective.

(4)

Regulation (EC) No 1126/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Accounting Regulatory Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1126/2008 is amended as follows:

1.

International Reporting Financial Standard (IFRS) 1 First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards is amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation;

2.

International Accounting Standard (IAS 27) Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements is amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation;

3.

IAS 18, IAS 21 and IAS 36 are amended in accordance with the amendments to IAS 27 as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

Each company shall apply the amendments to IFRS 1 and IAS 27, as set out in the Annex to this Regulation, at the latest, as from the commencement date of its first financial year starting after 31 December 2008.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 23 January 2009.

For the Commission

Charlie McCREEVY

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 243, 11.9.2002, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 320, 29.11.2008, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 199, 21.7.2006, p. 33.


ANNEX

INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

IFRS 1 and IAS 27

Amendments to IFRS 1 First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards and IAS 27 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements — Cost of an Investment in a Subsidiary, Jointly Controlled Entity or Associate

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AMENDMENTS TO IFRS 1 FIRST-TIME ADOPTION OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS AND IAS 27 CONSOLIDATED AND SEPARATE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

COST OF AN INVESTMENT IN A SUBSIDIARY, JOINTLY CONTROLLED ENTITY OR ASSOCIATE

Amendments to IFRS 1

First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards

After paragraph 13(e), paragraph 13(ea) is added. After paragraph 23, a heading and paragraphs 23A and 23B are added. Paragraphs 25A and 34C are amended. After paragraph 44, a heading and paragraph 44A are added. After paragraph 47J, paragraph 47K is added.

RECOGNITION AND MEASUREMENT

Exemptions from other IFRSs

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An entity may elect to use one or more of the following exemptions:

(a)

(ea)

investments in subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates (paragraphs 23A and 23B);

(f)

Investments in subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates

23A

When an entity prepares separate financial statements, IAS 27 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements requires it to account for its investments in subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates either:

(a)

at cost or

(b)

in accordance with IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement.

23B

If a first-time adopter measures such an investment at cost in accordance with paragraph 23A(a), it shall measure that investment at one of the following amounts in its separate opening IFRS statement of financial position:

(a)

cost determined in accordance with IAS 27 or

(b)

deemed cost. The deemed cost of such an investment shall be its:

(i)

fair value (determined in accordance with IAS 39) at the entity’s date of transition to IFRSs in its separate financial statements or

(ii)

previous GAAP carrying amount at that date.

A first-time adopter may choose either (i) or (ii) above to measure its investment in each subsidiary, jointly controlled entity or associate that it elects to measure using a deemed cost.

Designation of previously recognised financial instruments

25A

IAS 39 permits…

Exceptions to retrospective application of other IFRSs

Non-controlling interests

34C

A first-time adopter shall apply the following requirements of IAS 27 (as amended in 2008) …

PRESENTATION AND DISCLOSURE

Use of deemed cost for investments in subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates

44A

Similarly, if an entity uses a deemed cost in its opening IFRS statement of financial position for an investment in a subsidiary, jointly controlled entity or associate in its separate financial statements (see paragraph 23B), the entity’s first IFRS separate financial statements shall disclose:

(a)

the aggregate deemed cost of those investments for which deemed cost is their previous GAAP carrying amount;

(b)

the aggregate deemed cost of those investments for which deemed cost is fair value; and

(c)

the aggregate adjustment to the carrying amounts reported under previous GAAP.

EFFECTIVE DATE

47K

Cost of an Investment in a Subsidiary, Jointly Controlled Entity or Associate (Amendments to IFRS 1 and IAS 27), issued in May 2008, added paragraphs 13(ea), 23A, 23B and 44A. An entity shall apply those paragraphs for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2009. Earlier application is permitted. If an entity applies the paragraphs for an earlier period, it shall disclose that fact.

Amendments to IAS 27

Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements (as amended by Improvements to IFRSs in May 2008)

In paragraph 4, the reference to the ‘cost method’ is deleted. After paragraph 38, paragraphs 38A-38C are added. After paragraph 45A, paragraphs 45B and 45C are added.

DEFINITIONS

[The reference to the ‘cost method’ is deleted.]

ACCOUNTING FOR INVESTMENTS IN SUBSIDIARIES, JOINTLY CONTROLLED ENTITIES AND ASSOCIATES IN SEPARATE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

38A

An entity shall recognise a dividend from a subsidiary, jointly controlled entity or associate in profit or loss in its separate financial statements when its right to receive the dividend is established.

38B

When a parent reorganises the structure of its group by establishing a new entity as its parent in a manner that satisfies the following criteria:

(a)

the new parent obtains control of the original parent by issuing equity instruments in exchange for existing equity instruments of the original parent;

(b)

the assets and liabilities of the new group and the original group are the same immediately before and after the reorganisation; and

(c)

the owners of the original parent before the reorganisation have the same absolute and relative interests in the net assets of the original group and the new group immediately before and after the reorganisation

and the new parent accounts for its investment in the original parent in accordance with paragraph 38(a) in its separate financial statements, the new parent shall measure cost at the carrying amount of its share of the equity items shown in the separate financial statements of the original parent at the date of the reorganisation.

38C

Similarly, an entity that is not a parent might establish a new entity as its parent in a manner that satisfies the criteria in paragraph 38B. The requirements in paragraph 38B apply equally to such reorganisations. In such cases, references to ‘original parent’ and ‘original group’ are to the ‘original entity’.

EFFECTIVE DATE AND TRANSITION

45B

Cost of an Investment in a Subsidiary, Jointly Controlled Entity or Associate (Amendments to IFRS 1 and IAS 27), issued in May 2008, deleted the definition of the cost method from paragraph 4 and added paragraph 38A. An entity shall apply those amendments prospectively for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2009. Earlier application is permitted. If an entity applies the changes for an earlier period, it shall disclose that fact and apply the related amendments to IAS 18, IAS 21 and IAS 36 at the same time.

45C

Cost of an Investment in a Subsidiary, Jointly Controlled Entity or Associate (Amendments to IFRS 1 and IAS 27), issued in May 2008, added paragraphs 38B and 38C. An entity shall apply those paragraphs prospectively to reorganisations occurring in annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2009. Earlier application is permitted. In addition, an entity may elect to apply paragraphs 38B and 38C retrospectively to past reorganisations within the scope of those paragraphs. However, if an entity restates any reorganisation to comply with paragraph 38B or 38C, it shall restate all later reorganisations within the scope of those paragraphs. If an entity applies paragraph 38B or 38C for an earlier period, it shall disclose that fact.

Appendix

Amendments to other IFRSs

Entities shall apply the following amendments to IAS 18, IAS 21 and IAS 36 when they apply the related amendments to paragraphs 4 and 38A of IAS 27.

IAS 18   Revenue

A1   IAS 18 is amended as described below.

Paragraph 32 is amended and paragraph 38 is added as follows.

32   When unpaid interest has accrued before the acquisition of an interest-bearing investment, the subsequent receipt of interest is allocated between pre-acquisition and post-acquisition periods; only the post-acquisition portion is recognised as revenue.

38   Cost of an Investment in a Subsidiary, Jointly Controlled Entity or Associate (Amendments to IFRS 1 First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards and IAS 27 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements), issued in May 2008, amended paragraph 32. An entity shall apply that amendment prospectively for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2009. Earlier application is permitted. If an entity applies the related amendments in paragraphs 4 and 38A of IAS 27 for an earlier period, it shall apply the amendment in paragraph 32 at the same time.

IAS 21   The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates

A2   In IAS 21, paragraph 49 is amended as follows:

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An entity may dispose or partially dispose of its interest in a foreign operation through sale, liquidation, repayment of share capital or abandonment of all, or part of, that entity. A write-down of the carrying amount of a foreign operation, either because of its own losses or because of an impairment recognised by the investor, does not constitute a partial disposal. Accordingly, no part of the foreign exchange gain or loss recognised in other comprehensive income is reclassified to profit or loss at the time of a write-down.

IAS 36   Impairment of Assets

A3   In IAS 36, after paragraph 12(g), a heading and subparagraph (h) are added. After paragraph 140C, paragraph 140D is added.

12   In assessing whether there is any indication that an asset may be impaired, an entity shall consider, as a minimum, the following indications:

Dividend from a subsidiary, jointly controlled entity or associate

(h)

for an investment in a subsidiary, jointly controlled entity or associate, the investor recognises a dividend from the investment and evidence is available that:

(i)

the carrying amount of the investment in the separate financial statements exceeds the carrying amounts in the consolidated financial statements of the investee’s net assets, including associated goodwill; or

(ii)

the dividend exceeds the total comprehensive income of the subsidiary, jointly controlled entity or associate in the period the dividend is declared.

140D   Cost of an Investment in a Subsidiary, Jointly Controlled Entity or Associate (Amendments to IFRS 1 First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards and IAS 27), issued in May 2008, added paragraph 12(h). An entity shall apply that amendment prospectively for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2009. Earlier application is permitted. If an entity applies the related amendments in paragraphs 4 and 38A of IAS 27 for an earlier period, it shall apply the amendment in paragraph 12(h) at the same time.


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