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Article 3 Identification of financial instruments and legal entities

  1. (1)

    Prior to the commencement of trading in a financial instrument in a trading venue or systematic internaliser, the trading venue or systematic internaliser concerned shall obtain the ISO 6166 International Securities Identifying Number ("ISIN") code for the financial instrument.

  2. (2)

    Trading venues and systematic internalisers shall ensure that legal entity identifier codes included in the reference data provided comply with the ISO 17442:2012 standard, pertain to the issuer concerned, and are listed in the Global Legal Entity Identifier database maintained by the Central Operating Unit appointed by the the Legal Entity Identifier Regulatory Oversight Committee.