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How to submit a Joint ESAs Q&A?

In accordance with Article 16b) of the ESAs  founding Regulation, stakeholders can submit questions on the practical application or implementation of the provisions of legislative acts that are under the joint remit of the ESAs, as well as the Technical Standards, Guidelines and Recommendations adopted under these legislative acts.

Questions should relate to the practical application or implementation of provisions of the relevant Legal Act and/or associated Delegated or Implementing Acts, RTS, ITS, Guidelines, or Recommendations. They should be as short and concise as possible. Questions that require the interpretation of EU law it will be forwarded to the European Commission who will prepare answers.

Questions under review and their final answers will be published on Fridays in the below table.

If you have questions related to the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), which includes the RTS 2016/2251 on bilateral margining or on the Simple, transparent and standardised Securitisation Regulation (SecReg) you may submit your question using the following links:




List of published Joint Q&As

Legislative Act

Questions under review

Answers published


[Regulation (EU) No 648/2012]


[ESA Q&As]


[Regulation (EU) 2017/2402]


[ESA Q&As]


[Regulation (EU) 2019/2088]

[Queries forwarded to EC September 2022]


 [ESA Q&A published in November 2022]

[EC letter May 2022 pdf]

[EC decision May 2022 pdf]

[Q&A published in May 2022 - answers provided by EC pdf]

[EC letter July 2021 pdf]

[EC decision July 2021 pdf]

[Q&A published in May 2021 - answers provided by EC pdf]

[EC letter corrigendum November 2021 pdf]

[EC decision corrigendum November 2021 pdf] 

last updated on 17 November 2022


[Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014]


[ESA Q&As]

 [EC decision January 2023 pdf]

 [Q&A published in January 2023 - answers provided by EC pdf] 

last updated on 27 January 2023

Securitisation Regulation

[Regulation (EU) 2017/2402]


[ESA Q&As]

last updated on 10 Dec 2021