ESMA has today published updated reporting instructions and the XML schema for templates set out in the technical standards on disclosure requirements.

The XML schema and reporting instructions were initially published on 17 July 2019, in advance of the draft disclosure technical standards being adopted by the European Commission in order to assist affected entities in preparing for their entry into force. The updates to the XML schema and reporting instructions reflect some adjustments made to ensure alignment with the final disclosure technical standards published by the European Commission on 16 October, as well as feedback provided by stakeholders since July.

Should stakeholders identify any technical issues regarding the XML schema and reporting instructions, they are in invited to notify ESMA by emailing [email protected].