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ESMA updates its EMIR Q&A

27 July 2016

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued today an update of its Q&A on practical questions regarding the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

The updated Q&A includes a new answer in relation to reporting of trades cleared by a clearing house which is not a CCP under the EMIR definition. The Q&A clarifies that such entities should not be identified in the “CCP ID” field of EMIR reports. Also, in the case of trades that are executed in an anonymised market and cleared by a clearing house, the counterparty executing the transaction should request the trading venue or the clearing house that matches the counterparties to disclose the identity of the other counterparty before the reporting deadline.

The purpose of this document is to promote common supervisory approaches and practices in the application of EMIR. It provides responses to questions posed by the general public, market participants and competent authorities in relation to the practical application of EMIR. The content of this document is aimed at competent authorities under the Regulation to ensure that in their supervisory activities their actions are converging along the lines of the responses adopted by ESMA. It should also help investors and other market participants by providing clarity on the requirements under EMIR.