On 15 March 2021, the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) confirmed that the temporary requirements lowering the threshold to notify net short positions to 0.1% will expire on 19 March 2021. The announcement by ESA and ESMA means that the reporting threshold for net short positions will revert to 0.2% of the issued share capital of companies whose shares are admitted to trading on a regulated market in the EEA, as it was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Natural or legal persons having net short positions reaching or exceeding this limit must notify the relevant Member State national competent authority (NCA). The last reporting where the lower threshold of 0.1% applies must be made to NCAs by 15.30 of Monday 22 March 2021.