Central Bank statement to address upcoming EMIR Refit implementation issues


Date: 04 February 2019

The Central Bank welcomes the recent European Securities and Markets Supervisory Authority (ESMA) statement on EMIR Refit implementation regarding the clearing and trading obligations for small financial counterparties and the backloading requirement with respect to the reporting obligation.

The Central Bank confirms that, in accordance with the recommendation from ESMA and pending the entry into force of EMIR Refit, the Central Bank will apply its risk-based supervisory powers in the day-to-day enforcement of applicable legislation (i.e. EMIR’s reporting obligation, clearing obligation and MiFIR’s trading obligation) in a proportionate manner.