The Commission has reported on the international treatment of public bodies charged with, or intervening in, public debt management, and of central banks in third countries under the market abuse regime. External contractors assessed 13 jurisdictions to compare their applicable rules with the Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR). On the basis of the results, the Commission deems it appropriate to grant an exemption from EU MAR requirements to central banks and debt management offices in all of the jurisdictions assessed, including Switzerland and the US. (Source: Commission Reports on Treatment of Third Country Bodies)