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Status: Please note you should read all Brexit changes to the FCA Handbook and BTS alongside the main FCA transitional directions. Where these directions apply the 'standstill', firms have the choice between complying with the pre-IP completion day rules, or the post-IP completion day rules. To see a full list of Handbook modules affected, please see Annex B to the main FCA transitional directions.

Preamble

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments and amending Directive 2002/92/EC and Directive 2011/61/EU, and in particular Articles 32(3) and 52(3) thereof,

Whereas:

  1. (1)

    Directive 2014/65/EU establishes a system by which suspensions from trading, the lifting of those suspensions and removals from trading are to be published and communicated in a timely and efficient manner.

  2. (2)

    Publication of the above information by trading venue operators and competent authorities on websites ensures ease of access without imposing significant additional costs. Therefore, publication on the website should be the primary means of publication and simultaneous dissemination of the information in the Union. In order to ensure that the information is simultaneously made available to everyone, publication by other means should only be possible simultaneously with or after publication on the website.

  3. (3)

    Due to the need for speedy and accurate communication enabling the functioning of the exchange of information and of the cooperation set out in Directive 2014/65/EU, uniform formats and timing of the communications and publication allowing all relevant information to be easily and efficiently communicated and published should be provided for. The use of those formats and timing should be without prejudice to using other formats or timing in exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances where the formats and timing laid down in this Regulation would not be appropriate having regard to the large scale and urgency of communications resulting from, for instance, the closure of the entire market.

  4. (4)

    For reasons of consistency and in order to ensure the smooth functioning of the financial markets, it is necessary that the provisions laid down in this Regulation and the provisions laid down in Directive 2014/65/EU apply from the same date.

  5. (5)

    This Regulation is based on the draft implementing technical standards submitted by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to the Commission.

  6. (6)

    ESMA has conducted open public consultations on the draft implementing technical standards on which this Regulation is based and requested the opinion of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group established by Article 37 of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article -3 Definitions

In this Regulation, ‘IP completion day’ has the meaning given in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2020.

Article -2 Application

This Regulation applies to:

  1. (1)

    Operators of UK trading venues as defined by article 2(1)(16A) of Regulation 600/2014; and

  2. (2)

    MiFID investment firms, as defined in accordance with the Glossary to the Handbook of Rules and Guidance published by the Financial Conduct Authority, immediately after IP completion day.

Article -1 Interpretation

  1. (1)

    Where a term is defined in Directive 2014/65/EU that definition shall apply for the purposes of this Regulation except where (2) applies.

  2. (2)

    Where a term is defined in article 2 of Regulation 600/2014/EU, as amended by the Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, that definition shall apply for the purposes of this Regulation.

  3. (3)

    Article 2(1)(62) of Regulation 600/2014/EU shall apply for the purposes of this Regulation.

Article 1 Scope

This Regulation sets down the format and timing for the following communications and publications:

  1. (a)

    publication by a market operator operating a regulated market or by an investment firm or a market operator operating an MTF or an OTF of its decision to suspend or remove a financial instrument and, where relevant, related derivatives from trading or to lift a suspension;

  2. (b)

    communication of the decisions referred to in point (a) to the competent authority;

  3. (c)

    publication by a competent authority of its decision to suspend trading or remove from trading a financial instrument and, where relevant, related derivatives or to lift a suspension;

Article 2 Definition of the term 'trading venue operator'

For the purposes of this Regulation, 'trading venue operator' means any of the following:

  1. (a)

    a market operator operating a regulated market, an MTF or an OTF;

  2. (b)

    an investment firm operating an MTF or an OTF.

Article 3 Format of the publication and communication by trading venue operators

  1. (1)

    Trading venue operators shall publish the decisions referred to in point (a) of Article 1 on their websites in the format set out in Table 2 of the Annex.

  2. (2)

    Trading venue operators shall communicate the decisions referred to in point (a) of Article 1 to the relevant competent authority in a standard machine readable format approved by that competent authority using the format set out in Table 2 of the Annex.

Article 4 Timing of the publications and communications by trading venue operators

  1. (1)

    Trading venue operators shall publish the decisions referred to in point (a) of Article 1 immediately.

  2. (2)

    Trading venue operators shall not publish the decisions referred to in point (a) of Article 1 by other means prior to their publication in accordance with Article 3(1).

  3. (3)

    Trading venue operators shall communicate the decisions referred to in point (a) of Article 1 to the competent authority simultaneously with its publication or immediately thereafter.

Article 5 Format of the publications and communications by competent authorities

  1. (1)

    The competent authority shall publish the decision referred to in point (c) of Article 1 on a website in the format set out in Table 3 of the Annex.

Article 6 Timing of the publications and communications by competent authorities

  1. (1)

    The competent authority shall publish the decision referred to in point (c) of Article 1 immediately.

Article 7 Entry into force and application

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 3 January 2018.

Signature

Done at Brussels, 15 June 2017.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER

ANNEX Table 1 Symbol table to be applied to all Tables Table 2 Format of the publication and communication to the relevant competent authority by a trading venue operator of its decision to suspend or remove the financial instrument and related derivatives from trading; and of its decision to lift a suspension of a financial instrument and related derivatives Table 3 Format of the publication and communication by Competent Authority of the decision to suspend or remove a financial instrument and related derivatives from trading and to lift a suspension of a financial instrument and related derivatives

Table 1 Symbol table to be applied to all Tables

SYMBOL

DATA TYPE

DEFINITION

{ALPHANUM-n}

Up to n alphanumerical characters

Free text field.

{COUNTRYCODE_2}

2 alphanumerical characters

2-letter country code, as defined by ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

ISO 8601 date and time format

Date and time in the following format:

  • YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.Z.
  • "YYYY" is the year;
  • "MM" is the month;
  • "DD" is the day;
  • "T" — means that the letter "T" shall be used
  • "hh" is the hour;
  • "mm" is the minute;
  • "ss." is the second;
  • Z is UTC time.
Dates and times shall be reported in UTC.

{ISIN}

12 alphanumerical characters

ISIN code, as defined in ISO 6166

{LEI}

20 alphanumerical characters

Legal entity identifier as defined in ISO 17442

{MIC}

4 alphanumerical characters

Market identifier as defined in ISO 10383

Table 2 Format of the publication and communication to the relevant competent authority by a trading venue operator of its decision to suspend or remove the financial instrument and related derivatives from trading; and of its decision to lift a suspension of a financial instrument and related derivatives

FIELD

DETAILS TO BE REPORTED

FORMAT FOR REPORTING

Date and time of the publication / communication

Field to be populated with the date and time of the publication / communication.

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

Action type

Field to be populated with the action type.

Suspension, removal, lifting of a suspension.

Reasons for the action

Field to be populated with the reasons for the action

{ALPHANUM-350}

Effective from

Field to be populated with the date and time from which the action is effective.

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

Effective to

Field to be populated with the date and time until which the action is effective.

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

Ongoing

Field to be populated with true if the action is ongoing or false otherwise.

"True"— Action is ongoing

"False"— Action is not ongoing

Trading venue(s)

Field to be populated with the MIC or MICs of the trading venues(s) or segments thereof to which the action relates.

{MIC}

If multiple MICs have to be provided, this field shall be populated with multiple MICs separated by comma.

Issuer name

Field to be populated with the name of the issuer of the instrument to which the action relates.

{ALPHANUM-350}

Issuer

Field to be populated with the LEI of the issuer of the instrument to which the action relates.

{LEI}

Instrument identifier

Field to be populated with the ISIN of the instrument.

{ISIN}

Instrument full name

Field to be populated with the name of the instrument.

{ALPHANUM-350}

Related derivatives

Field to be populated with the ISINs of the related derivatives as specified in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/569, to which the action also relates.

{ISIN}

If multiple ISINs have to be provided, this field shall be populated with multiple ISINs separated by comma.

Other related instruments

Field to be populated with the ISINs of the related derivatives affected by the action.

{ISIN}

If multiple ISINs have to be provided, this field shall be populated with multiple ISINs separated by comma.

Comments

Field to be populated with comments.

{ALPHANUM-350}

Table 3 Format of the publication and communication by the Competent Authority of the decision to suspend or remove a financial instrument and related derivatives from trading and to lift a suspension of a financial instrument and related derivatives

FIELD

DETAILS TO BE REPORTED

FORMAT FOR REPORTING

Competent authority

Field to be populated with the acronym of the competent authority doing the publication / communication.

{ALPHANUM-10}

Trading venue as initiator of the action

Field to be populated with:

  • — true, if the initiator of the action is a trading venue operator; or
  • — false, if the initiator of the action is not a trading venue operator but a competent authority.

"True"— Trading venue initiator

"False"— Not a trading venue initiator

Date and time of the publication / communication

Field to be populated with the date and time of the publication / communication.

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

Action type

Field to be populated with the action type.

Suspension, removal, lifting of a suspension.

Reasons for the action

Field to be populated with the reasons for the action.

{ALPHANUM-350}

Effective from

Field to be populated with the date and time from which the action is effective.

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

Effective to

Field to be populated with the date and time until which the action is effective.

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

Ongoing

Field to be populated with true if the action is ongoing or false otherwise.

"True"— Action is ongoing

"False"— Action is not ongoing

Trading venue(s)

Field to be populated with the MIC or MICs of the trading venues(s) or segments thereof to which the action relates.

{MIC}

If multiple MICs have to be provided, this field shall be populated with multiple MICs separated by comma.

Issuer name

Field to be populated with the name of the issuer of the instrument to which the action relates.

{ALPHANUM-350}

Issuer

Field to be populated with the LEI of the issuer of the instrument to which the action relates.

{LEI}

Instrument identifier

Field to be populated with the ISIN of the instrument.

{ISIN}

Instrument full name

Field to be populated with the name of the instrument.

{ALPHANUM-350}

Related derivatives

Field to be populated with the ISINs of the related derivatives as specified in Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/569, to which the action also relates.

{ISIN}

If multiple ISINs have to be provided, this field shall be populated with multiple ISINs separated by comma.

Other related instruments

Field to be populated with the ISINs of the related derivatives affected by the action.

{ISIN}

If multiple ISINs have to be provided, this field shall be populated with multiple ISINs separated by comma.

Comments

Field to be populated with comments.

{ALPHANUM-350}