On August 31, 2015, ESMA published a consultation paper on the three remaining draft Implementing Technical Standards under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (together known as MiFID II) that it has not yet consulted upon. These draft ITS concern: (i) the format and timing of communications and publications in case of removal and suspension of financial instruments from trading on a trading venue; (ii) the standard forms, templates and procedures for authorization of Data Reporting Services Providers, covering DRSP applications for authorization, as well as notifications to changes of membership; and (iii) the format and timing of position reports by investment firms and market operators of trading venues for commodity derivatives, emission allowances and derivatives thereof. Comments to the consultation paper are due by October 31, 2015.

The consultation paper is available at: https://www.esma.europa.eu/consultation/Consultation-Draft-implementing-technical-standards-under-MiFID-II