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The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) today released for exposure Proposed Changes to the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants Related to Provisions Addressing a Breach of a Requirement of the Code. The IESBA believes that any breach of a provision of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (IESBA Code) should be treated as a matter of utmost importance. Therefore, the IESBA has proposed changes to the IESBA Code that will provide guidance to a professional accountant on the action to be taken in such situations. This includes a robust framework for addressing a breach of an independence requirement that will result in greater transparency. This Exposure Draft is the result of a project that commenced in 2010. Please click here for more details.