ESMA announced that it will recognize three central counterparties (CCPs) established in the UK as third-country CCPs, from January 01, 2021. As part of the ESMA decisions, LME Clear Limited has been assessed as a Tier 1 CCP while ICE Clear Limited and LCH Limited have been assessed as Tier 2 CCPs. These UK CCPs will be eligible to provide services in EU after the end of the transition period following the withdrawal of UK from EU on December 31, 2020. The recognition decisions will only take effect on the day following the end of the transition period and continue to apply while the equivalence decision remains in force, which is for 18 months until June 30, 2022. EC had adopted, on September 21, 2020, the Decision 2020/1308 determining that the regulatory framework for CCPs in the UK and Northern Ireland is equivalent, until June 30, 2022, to the requirements laid down in the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).
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