On 5 February 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a final report on the second edition of its guidelines on the submission of periodic information to it by credit rating agencies (CRAs). The purpose of the revision is to more clearly structure and specify the information that ESMA needs to receive from CRAs to enable ESMA to carry out its supervisory tasks. The guidelines in Annex I become effective two months after their publication on ESMA’s website in all of EU  official languages.