On June 18, 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority published a letter, dated June 17, 2015, from it to the European Commission that informs the Commission that ESMA will be providing the technical standards due under the Central Securities Depositories Regulation in September 2015. The original due date for delivery of the technical standards was June 18, 2015. The delay to delivery of the standards is due to the Commission’s Legal Services undertaking an early review of the standards to ensure conformity and consistency of EU legislation. There is not expected to be a delay in adoption by the European Commission of the technical standards under CSDR. The CSDR introduces common standards for settlements across the EU, such as the harmonization of the rules governing central securities depositories which operate the infrastructures enabling settlement, and the timing of securities settlement in the EU. The CSDR will apply directly across the EU from January 1, 2023 to transferable securities issued after that date and from January 1, 2025 to all transferable securities. Certain provisions will only apply from the date of entry into force of the relevant delegated act adopted by the Commission under the CSD Regulation.

ESMA’s letter is available at: http://www.esma.europa.eu/news/ESMA-asks-Commission-delay-CSDR-technicalstandards?t=326&o=home