On 9 January 2019, the European Commission published a draft of a Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1799 as regards the exemption of the People’s Bank of China from the pre- and post-trade transparency requirements in MiFIR, together with an annex.

The draft Delegated Regulation adds the People’s Bank of China to the list of exempted institutions from the MiFID II pre- and post- trade transparency requirements under article 1 (9) of MiFIR. The European Commission is consulting on the draft Delegated Regulation, the deadline for responses is 6 February 2019.