CEBS amends its consultation practices.

05 August 2008

The Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) has published today the amended Public Statement of Consultation Practices, which was submitted for a three-month public consultation on 19 March 2007. This amendment foresees the procedures to be followed in case of a limited or drafting amendment to CEBS products.

During this period, eight comment letters were received regarding this consultation paper. In general, respondents welcomed the proposal as a sensible way of dealing with drafting and limited amendments to CEBS Guidelines, Standards and Recommendations. They also emphasized their support to the use of the impact assessment methodology in the amendments to the CEBS Guidelines, Standards and Recommendations.

Finally, this amendment to the consultation practices limits the number of changes in each Guideline, Standard and Recommendation to one per year as a maximum. This decision is taken in order to promote the stability in the CEBS products for credit institutions and investment firms.

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