On December 16, 2015, the European Commission published a proposed Regulation which would amend the CRR with regards to exemptions for commodity dealers. The CRR currently exempts commodity dealers from large exposures requirements and own fund requirements until December 31, 2017. That date was set on the basis that the Commission would have conducted a review of the prudential regime applicable to commodity dealers and to investment firms by the end of 2015 and, if appropriate, proposed a legislative regime adapted for the risks profile of commodity dealers and investment firms. The Commissions’ review is still in progress. The Commission is therefore proposing that the CRR exemptions are extended until December 31, 2020 to allow time for work in this area to be completed and to avoid the need for relevant firms to temporarily comply with the full CRR requirements in 2018 before being subsequently moved to a tailored regime within two to three years.
The proposed Regulation is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/1/2015/EN/1-2015-648-EN-F1- 1.PDF.