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14/06/2019 ESMA70-151-2392 Letter to EC- EMIR Refit- hedging exemption in the calculation of the clearing thresholds Letter PDF
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27/04/2018 ESMA70-151-1336 Letter to Commission regarding exemption from financial obligations under Articles 41 and 42 of EMIR Letter PDF
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30/01/2017 ESMA70-708036281-19 Letter to European Commission- EMIR Review and Sanctioning Powers , Letter PDF
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13/11/2015 2015/1674 Cover letter to COM- EMIR Technical Standards Letter PDF
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05/10/2015 2015/1498 Letter to European Commission re RTS on indirect clearing under EMIR and under MiFIR , Letter PDF
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13/02/2015 EC-15-639 European Commission letter regarding EMIR clearing obligation on Interest Rate Swaps Letter PDF
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21/11/2014 2014/1385 ESMA letter to European Commission regarding EMIR clearing obligation Letter PDF
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30/09/2014 2014/1179 Letter to Commission Barnier- Postponement of reports due by ESMA under Article 85.3 of EMIR Letter PDF
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17/07/2014 JC/2b D(2014) 2392454 European Commission response to ESMA letter regarding frontloading requirement under EMIR Letter PDF
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08/05/2014 2014/483 Letter to the European Commission- Frontloading requirement under EMIR Letter PDF
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This letter to the European Commission advances ESMA's intention to ease certain frontloading requirement under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).  Frontloading is a term that refers to the clearing obligation under EMIR, which will oblige counterparties to centrally clear certain derivative trades through clearing houses (CCP). ESMA believes that the frontloading procedure creates uncertainties for derivatives end-users while the exact terms of the clearing obligation has not been defined which could have adverse impacts on risk hedging and financial stability. Therefore, ESMA informs the European Commission that it intends to establish the frontloading requirement in a manner that will minimise uncertainty. The clearing requirement began to apply with the first authorisation of an EU-based CCP which happened on 18 March 2014. Following the first CCP approval, EMIR requires ESMA to draft within six months technical standards which will define the derivatives classes subject to central clearing.  However, compulsory central clearing will only start with the entry-into-force of the technical standards which creates the need to ‘frontload’ those derivate trades since 18 March 2014.

15/11/2013 2013/1655 ESMA reply to Commission letter on the reporting of exchange traded derivatives under EMIR Letter PDF
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02/10/2013 2013/1383 Technical advice on third country regulatory equivalence under EMIR Letter PDF
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26/09/2013 DG Markt MJ/acg (2013) 3265823 European Commission letter regarding Draft Technical Standard on the Cross-Border Application of EMIR Letter PDF
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03/09/2013 2013/1163 Technical advice on third country regulatory equivalence under EMIR Letter PDF
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14/06/2013 2224977 Updated mandate on EMIR equivalence Letter PDF
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13/05/2013 804587 EMIR – Draft standard on the cross-border application of EMIR, (Art. 4(4) and 11(14)) Letter PDF
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01/03/2013 308184 European Commission extends deadline for ESMA advice on equivalence of non-EU rules with EMIR Letter PDF
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On February 27, the European Commission extended for four months the deadline for ESMA advise on the equivalence between non-EU legal and supervisory frameworks and EMIR, the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation.  According to the letter from the Commission, ESMA shall now deliver its advice on Japan and the USA by 15 June 2013 and, for the remaining countries specified in the request by 15 July 2013.  The original deadline was 15 March 2013.