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IESBA Extends Comment Period on Proposals to Strengthen International Independence Standards

Apr 7, 2020 | English

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants® (IESBA®) today announced that it is extending by one month the comment period on the Exposure Drafts (EDs): Proposed Revisions to the Non-Assurance Services Provisions of the Code and Proposed Revisions to the Fee-related Provisions of the Code. The extension will provide stakeholders who are experiencing disruptions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic additional time to comment. 

The new comment deadline is June 4, 2020. Stakeholders who are able to submit their feedback by May 4, 2020, the original comment deadline, are encouraged to do so. 

The EDs were released on January 21, 2020 and include proposals aimed at strengthening the non-assurance services (NAS) and fee-related independence provisions of the International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards)

For additional information about the EDs, including webinars that highlight key aspects of the proposals, please visit the IESBA’s website. 

About the IESBA

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) is an independent global standard-setting board. The IESBA serves the public interest by setting ethics standards, including auditor independence requirements, which seek to raise the bar for ethical conduct and practice for all professional accountants through a robust, globally operable International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards)

The IESBA believes a single set of high-quality ethics standards enhances the quality and consistency of services provided by professional accountants, thus contributing to public trust and confidence in the accountancy profession. The IESBA sets its standards in the public interest with advice from the IESBA Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) and under the oversight of the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB).