On 19 March 2018, the text of Directive (EU) 2018/411 of 14 March 2018 amending the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) as regards the date of application of Member States' transposition measures was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The amending Directive delays the IDD's transposition date to 1 July 2018 and its application date to 1 October 2018. The Directive entered into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal and it applies, with retroactive effect, from 23 February 2018.