SIC-29 — Service Concession Arrangements: Disclosures
- An Interpretation of IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements
- SIC D29 was issued July 2001.
- Final SIC-29 Disclosure - Service Concession Arrangements was approved by the IASB in December 2001.
- Effective Date: 31 December 2001
- Title changed to Service Concession Arrangements: Disclosures on the issue of IFRIC 12 Service Concession Arrangements, effective for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2008
Summary of SIC-29
SIC-29 prescribes the information that should be disclosed in the notes to the financial statements of a concession operator and a concession provider when the two parties are joined by a service concession arrangement. A service concession arrangement exists when an enterprise (the concession operator) agrees with another enterprise (the concession provider) to provide services that give the public access to major economic and social facilities.
Examples of service concession arrangements involve water treatment and supply facilities, motorways, car parks, tunnels, bridges, airports and telecommunication networks. Examples of arrangements that are not service concession arrangements include an enterprise outsourcing the operation of its internal services (for instance, employee cafeteria, building maintenance, and accounting or information technology functions).
Under SIC-29, the following should be disclosed in each period:
- a description of the arrangement
- significant terms of the arrangement that may affect the amount, timing, and certainty of future cash flows (such as the period of the concession, re-pricing dates, and the basis on which re-pricing or re-negotiation is determined)
- the nature and extent (quantity, time period, or amount, as appropriate) of:
- rights to use specified assets
- obligations to provide or rights to expect provision of services
- obligations to acquire or build items of property, plant and equipment
- obligations to deliver or rights to receive specified assets at the end of the concession period
- renewal and termination options
- other rights and obligations (for instance, major overhauls)
- changes in the arrangement occurring during the period
- how the service arrangement has been classified
- the amount of revenue and profits or losses recognised in the period on exchanging construction services for a financial asset or an intangible asset.