Companies Act 2014
F973[Supervisory Authority may assess matter of equivalence for purposes of section 1577(2)(c)
1578. (1) For so long as the Commission has not taken, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 48(2) of the Audit Directive, the decision under Article 45(6) of that Directive in relation to the matter of equivalence of standards and requirements referred to in section 1577(2)(c), the Supervisory Authority may, for the purposes of that provision, make an assessment of that equivalence.
(2) When assessing the equivalence concerned, the Supervisory Authority shall use the general equivalence criteria established by the Commission in assessing whether the audits of the financial statements referred to in section 1573(1) are carried out in accordance with the standards and requirements referred to in section 1577(2)(c).
(3) The general equivalence criteria referred to in subsection (2) shall apply to all third countries.]
Inserted (21.09.2018) by Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018 (22/2018), s. 51, S.I. No. 366 of 2018.