This paper published by CEIOPS outlines the methodology for the assessment of supervisory equivalence for the purposes of the application of Article 49 of the Reinsurance Directive. Article 49 prohibits Member States treating reinsurers with head offices outside the EU more favourably than those with Community head offices. The paper identifies key supervisory principles against which third country regimes will be assessed.  

For further information: Criteria for the assessment of supervisory equivalence under the Reinsurance Directive