ESMA Confirms That Canada and South Africa Will Continue to Meet All CRA Regulation (Regulation 1060/2009) Requirements From June 2018


The European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA“) has on April 4, 2018 published a press release which confirms that Canada and South Africa will continue to meet all requirements for endorsement under Art 4(3) of the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation (“CRA Regulation“).

In the release, ESMA confirms that the legal and supervisory frameworks of Canada and South Africa will continue to meet the requirements for endorsement under the CRA Regulation from June 1, 2018. This was confirmed following an assessment based on the methodological framework applicable under the CRA Regulation. As a result of this confirmation, any CRAs registered in the EU to endorse credit ratings from Canada and South Africa will not be disrupted from June 1, 2018.

To view the press release, please click here.