ESA’s Joint Board of Appeal confirms ESMA’s decision to withdraw the recognition of Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation

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  • 6 February 2024

The Joint Board of Appeal (“the Board”) of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – the ESAs) unanimously decided to dismiss the appeal brought by Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation (“DCCC”) against the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) and to therefore confirm the ESMA decision to withdraw its recognition.

The application was brought in relation to ESMA’s Decision, adopted under Article 25p of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 (EMIR), to withdraw the recognition of DCCC as a Tier 1 third-country central counterparty (CCP). The decision is a consequence of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) being included by the European Commission on the list of high-risk third countries presenting strategic deficiencies in their national anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (“AML/CFT”) regime, provided for in the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1675.

The Board had decided to suspend the ESMA decision in October 2023 until the outcome of the appeal is concluded. With today’s publication, the suspension has expired and the ESMA decision has become fully operational.


Decision DCCC v ESMA

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