On December 16, 2015, the Regulation setting out Implementing Technical Standards for currencies with constraints on the availability of liquid assets under the CRR was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The CRR sets out a Liquidity Coverage Requirement which requires firms to hold liquid assets to maintain adequate levels of liquidity buffers to face any possible imbalances between liquidity inflows and outflows. The CRR allows firms to apply derogations where justified needs for liquid assets exist owing to the Liquidity Coverage Requirement, which exceed the availability of those liquid assets in certain currencies. The Regulation identifies the Norwegian Krone as a currency with constraints on the availability of liquid assets.

The Regulation enters into force on January 5, 2016. The Regulation is available at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legalcontent/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2015.330.01.0026.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2015:330:TOC.