ESMA has today published updated reporting instructions and XML schema (version 1.2.0) for the templates set out in the technical standards on disclosure requirements. The updates address technical issues identified by stakeholders since December 2019.

The reporting templates and the associated XML schema and reporting instructions will enter into force 20 days after the technical standards on disclosure requirements have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

In order to facilitate the smooth implementation of these updates, reporting entities may choose to use version 1.1.0 or version 1.2.0 of the XML schema and validation rules until 1 February 2021. As of that date, reporting entities may only use the latest version (version 1.2.0).

Should stakeholders identify any further technical issues regarding the XML schema and reporting instructions in the future, they are in invited to notify ESMA via email.