On 13 April 2016, EIOPA published preparatory guidelines on product oversight and governance arrangements by insurance undertakings and distributors. The guidelines apply to insurers / insurance intermediaries who manufacture insurance products and to entities that distribute insurance products which they do not manufacture. EIOPA intends that the guidelines will assist national supervisors with their implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD). EIOPA will review these guidelines once the deadline for transposition of IDD (23 February 2018) has passed.