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Article 4 Operational standards for aggregation and comparison of data

  1. (1)

    A trade repository shall provide the entities listed in Article 81(3) of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 with direct and immediate access to details of derivatives contracts in accordance with Articles 2 and 3 of this Regulation.

    For the purposes of the first subparagraph, a trade repository shall use an XML format and a template developed in accordance with ISO 20022 methodology. A trade repository may in addition, after agreement with the entity concerned, provide access to details of derivatives contracts in another mutually agreed format.

  2. (2)

    The counterparties to a trade shall generate a unique trade identifier for each derivative contract to enable trade repositories to aggregate and compare data across different trade repositories.