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The ASB staff frequently receives inquiries from stakeholders. These inquiries come in a variety of forms, including:The ASB does not provide a formal technical inquiry service. The ASB does not provide this service as it is not mandated to do so, and does not have the necessary resources. Any inquiries received will be responded to an informal basis. This means that any response reflects the personal view of an individual member of staff. The ASB encourages consultation amongst staff, but even after such consultation, it remains an unofficial response. Official ASB views are found in Standards and Interpretations. FAQs published on the website also reflect a staff rather than an official position.

Generally, any preparer, auditor, analyst, journalist, standard setter, regulator or academic may raise a question with the ASB staff. However, there are questions that the ASB staff declines to answer:While the staff of the ASB does not provide formal technical advice, it is in the Board’s interest to hear about issues being experienced, either through the informal queries received or through other feedback. This provides the Board with important information about the implementation and application of the Standards. Where these issues are as a result of unclear requirements in the Standards of GRAP, the Board and/or staff can respond in a number of ways:

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