CEIOPS has outlined the approach it intends to use when assessing third countries for equivalence under Solvency 2. It thinks it useful to publish its plans now, although it may need to adjust them in light of the relevant Level 2 measures, when the Commission makes them. The indicative timetable in the document assumes it will take up to 42 weeks from a request from the Commission for an assessment for CEIOPS to submit its recommendation to the Commission. CEIOPS has also published a summary of comments it received in response to its consultation on its methodology.