Extractive Industries – International Accounting Standards Board

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At its meeting on March 22-24, 2022, the IASB met to consider its plan to explore: (i) developing requirements or guidance to improve an entity’s disclosures about its exploration and evaluation expenditure and activities in order to provide more useful information to primary users of financial statements; and (ii) removing the temporary status of IFRS 6 Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral Resources. The plan outlined the research the IASB would need to do to understand: (a) users’ information needs; (b) why users do not currently get information they need; (c) the costs of requiring entities to provide information that users need; and (d) whether the comprehensive review of extractive activities as envisaged by the IASB in 2004 has been completed and, consequently, whether the temporary status of IFRS 6 can be removed. The IASB decided that, as part of its work on exploring the removal of IFRS 6’s temporary status, it would explore removing paragraphs 13 and 14 of the Standard. The IASB decided to proceed with the plan. The IASB will begin its research as set out in the project plan.

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