In plenary meetings earlier this year the Legal Entity Identifier Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) approved an approach to incorporating data on some types of foreign branches into the Global Legal Entity Identifier System (GLEIS). The ROC has now published a policy document that sets out the policy design, definitions, and conditions for issuance of LEIs for international branches. Implementation is expected to start in early 2017. The ROC recognises that the approach does not cover all branch identification needs and that the future expansion of the GLEIS is not precluded.

View LEI ROC policy statement on including data on international branches in the LEI System, 12 July 2016