THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2015/2365 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on transparency of securities financing transactions and of reuse and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 (1), and in particular Article 5(8) thereof,
A uniform format for applications to the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) for registration and extension of registration of trade repositories should ensure that all information required pursuant to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/359 is submitted to, and easily identified by, ESMA.
In order to facilitate the identification of the information submitted by the trade repository, every document contained in the application should bear a unique reference number.
In accordance with Article 1(3) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/359, where an applicant trade repository considers that a requirement of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/359 is not applicable to it, it must clearly indicate that requirement in its application and provide an explanation why such requirement does not apply. Those requirements and explanations should be clearly identified in the application for registration or extension of registration.
Any information submitted to ESMA in an application for registration or extension of registration of a trade repository should be provided in a durable medium as defined in Directive 2009/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (3) to enable its storage for future use and reproduction.
This Regulation is based on the draft implementing technical standards submitted by ESMA to the European Commission, pursuant to the procedure in Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council
ESMA has conducted open public consultations on these draft implementing technical standards, analysed the potential related costs and benefits and requested the opinion of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group established in accordance with Article 37 of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010,
HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION: