To promote consistent implementation of the Basel III countercyclical capital buffer, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued FAQs and other supporting information.

The information published includes a list of all prevailing and pre-announced buffers, as well as developments related to domestic rule-making. The information is presented for both Basel Committee member jurisdictions, as well as select non-member jurisdictions. The countercyclical capital buffer requirement, when activated by member jurisdictions, will be phased in from 1 January 2016.