The Commission has adopted the implementing decision on the equivalence to the requirements of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) of the regulatory framework of the US for central counterparties that are authorised and supervised by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This allows CFTC-registered CCPs to obtain recognition in the EU. The decision was adopted on 15 March, published in the OJEU on 16 March and takes effect 20 days after publication. (Source: Commission adopts equivalence for US counterparties)