2. RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS ADOPTED DURING 2011
In October 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2009-13, Revenue Recognition (Topic 605): Multiple-Deliverable Revenue Arrangementsa consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force. This ASU provides amendments to the criteria for separating consideration in multiple-deliverable arrangements. The amendments in this ASU replace the term "fair value" in the revenue allocation guidance with "selling price" to clarify that the allocation of revenue is based on entity-specific assumptions rather than assumptions of a marketplace participant and establish a selling price hierarchy for determining the selling price of a deliverable. The amendments in this ASU will eliminate the residual method of allocation and require that arrangement consideration be allocated at the inception of the arrangement to all deliverables using the relative selling price method, and significantly expand the required disclosures related to multiple-deliverable revenue arrangements. The amendments in this ASU were effective prospectively for revenue arrangements entered into or materially modified in fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2010. The initial adoption of this statement did not have a significant impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).
In December 2010, the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force ("EITF") issued ASU No. 2010-29, Business Combinations (Topic 805)Disclosure of Supplementary Pro Forma Information for Business Combinations, which requires public entities that present comparative financial statements to disclose revenue and earnings of the combined entity as though the business combination(s) that occurred during the current year had occurred at the beginning of the comparable prior annual reporting period only. The amendments in this ASU also expand the supplemental pro forma disclosures under Topic 805 to include a description of the nature and amount of material, nonrecurring pro forma adjustments directly attributable to the business combination included in the reported pro forma revenue and earnings. The amendments in this ASU are effective for business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning on or after December 15, 2010. We complied with the disclosure requirements of this standard in connection with our April 2, 2011 acquisition of the chemical business of Laffans Petrochemicals Limited ("Laffans") and in connection with our April 1, 2011 consolidation of the Sasol-Huntsman GmbH and Co. KG ("Sasol-Huntsman") joint venture. See "Note 3. Business Combinations" and "Note 5. Variable Interest Entities."
In May 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-04, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs, providing a consistent definition of fair value between U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRSs") as well as developing common requirements for measuring fair value and for disclosing information about fair value measurements in accordance with U.S. GAAP and IFRSs. The amendments in this ASU are to be applied prospectively and will be effective during interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. We do not expect the adoption of the amendments in this ASU to have a significant impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).
In June 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-05, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Presentation of Comprehensive Income, requiring entities to present net income and other comprehensive income in either a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate, but consecutive, statements of net income and other comprehensive income. The option to present components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of equity is eliminated. The amendments do not change the option to present components of other comprehensive income either net of related tax effects or before related tax effects, with one amount shown for the aggregate income tax expense or benefit related to the total of other comprehensive income components. These amendments in this ASU should be applied retrospectively and will be effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011. We do not expect the adoption of these amendments in this ASU to have a significant impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).
In September 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-08, IntangiblesGoodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Goodwill for Impairment. The guidance in this ASU is intended to reduce complexity and costs of the annual goodwill impairment test by providing entities with the option of performing a qualitative assessment to determine whether further impairment testing is necessary. The amendments in this ASU include examples of events and circumstances that might indicate that a reporting unit's fair value is less than its carrying value. The amendments in this ASU are effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. Early adoption is permitted, including for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed as of a date before September 15, 2011, provided that the entity has not yet issued its financial statements for the period that includes its annual test date. We did not early adopt the provisions of this ASU for our annual impairment test on July 1 and do not expect the adoption of the amendments in this ASU to have a significant impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited).