ESMA has established two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) with Mexican and South African regulators respectively. The MoU cooperation arrangements include the exchange of information regarding central counterparties (CCPs), established and authorised or recognised in Mexico or South Africa, which have applied for recognition under EMIR. The MoUs are effective as of 26 January 2016 for the one with Mexico and 30 November 2015 for the one with South Africa respectively. (Source: ESMA Creates EMIR MoUs with Mexican and South African Regulators)