The Commission has extended the deadline for ESMA to deliver technical advice on the equivalence between third country derivatives regulations and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). Advice on the US and Japan is now due by 1 September and, for the remaining countries, by 1 October. The Commission also noted this extension does not affect the deadline of 15 September for third country central counterparties (CCPs) to make applications to continue providing services to EU clearing members until ESMA makes its recognition decisions. (Source: Updated Mandate on EMIR Equivalence)