The Delegated Regulation containing regulatory technical standards (RTS) on the clearing obligation EMIR for classes of credit default swaps (CDS) over-the-counter derivative contracts has been published in the OJEU. The RTS confirm which CDS are subject to the clearing obligation and set out four different categories of counterparties for which different phase-in periods apply over three years after the RTS enter into force. Some counterparties need to determine their categorisation by reference to the three months following the publication of the delegated act on the clearing obligation for interest rate swaps. The RTS also lay down the minimum remaining maturities for the purposes of the frontloading requirement as well as the dates on which the frontloading should start. The regulation comes into force on 9 May. (Source: RTS on EMIR clearing published in the OJEU)