EU Grants Further Time-Limited Equivalence for UK CCPs02/09/2022An EU Commission Implementing Decision extending the equivalence of U.K. CCPs to June 2025 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The equivalence decision applies to U.K. CCPs already established and authorized in the U.K. on December 31, 2020 and will apply from July 1, 2022, which is when the existing equivalence decision expires. Andrew Bailey, in his speech at TheCityUK Annual Dinner in February 2022, questioned why the equivalence decisions are time-limited. Most equivalence decisions for CCPs in other jurisdictions are not time-limited, although the EU is able to revoke a decision if a jurisdiction is deemed not to maintain equivalence with the EU regime.
The Decision follows the announcement yesterday by the Commission on the extension and the launch of a targeted consultation on the review of the central clearing framework in the EU. The consultation is seeking views on ways to improve the competitiveness of EU CCPs and clearing activities while also ensuring the appropriate supervision of their risks. The consultation closes on March 8, 2022.
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