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SECTION 8 Access rules

Article 18 Transparency of access rules

(1) An application for registration as a trade repository shall contain the following information:

  1. (a)

    the policies and procedures pursuant to which the different types of users report and access the data in a trade repository, including any process that the relevant users may need to access, consult, or modify the information maintained by the trade repository;

  2. (b)

    a copy of the terms and conditions which determine the rights and obligations of the different types of users in relation to the information maintained by the trade repository;

  3. (c)

    a description of the different categories of access available to users;

  4. (d)

    the access policies and procedures pursuant to which other service providers may have non-discriminatory access to information maintained by the trade repository where the relevant counterparties have provided their written, voluntary and revocable consent;

  5. (e)

    a description of the channels and mechanisms used by the trade repository to publicly disclose information on the access to that trade repository.

2. The information referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) of paragraph 1 shall be specified for the following types of users:

  1. (a)

    internal users;

  2. (b)

    reporting counterparties;

  3. (c)

    report submitting entities;

  4. (d)

    entities responsible for reporting;

  5. (e)

    non-reporting counterparties;

  6. (f)

    non-reporting third parties;

  7. (g)

    entities listed in Article 81(3) of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012;

  8. (h)

    other types of users, where applicable.