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IIF Responds to European Commission's Targeted Consultation on a Digital Euro

The Institute of International Finance welcomes the opportunity to respond to the European Commission questionnaire on a potential euro-denominated central bank digital currency (CBDC). We commend the EC for taking this step forward in considering this momentous issue.

Green Weekly Insight: The EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

The EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)—which would charge importers of steel, aluminum, and other inputs a tax equivalent to the EU’s domestic carbon price—calls for a gradual phase-in of reporting “embedded emissions”; From 2023, reporting on iron, steel, aluminum, fertilizer, electricity, and cement will take effect, and importers will start paying a tariff on these products from 2026; In 2020, the EU imported some $50 billion in “CBAM products” from countries outside of the EU Emissions Trading System; Russia, China, and Turkey export the most CBAM products to the EU; Italy and Germany are by far the largest importers.

IIF September 2020 Global Regulatory Update 

The September 2020 IIF Global Regulatory Update provides updates on current work streams. 
 

IIF Response to EC Consultation on a Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

On July 15, the IIF submitted a high-level response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the development of a Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy (RSFS). Drawing on engagements with the IIF Sustainable Finance Working Group, this response is focused on topics of international relevance.

IIF Staff Paper Examines German EU Presidency Financial Services Priorities

This IIF Staff Paper examines what the European Council will prioritize in the second half of this year. Although Berlin had drafted an ambitious program – transitioning to a greener economy, boosting digitalization, reforming migration policy and redefining the bloc’s relationship with the UK as well as China – the German Presidency will now instead prioritize tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IIF Response to EU Review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive

The IIF provides high-level comments to the European Commission’s public consultation on the revision of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD).

In Conversation: Martin Merlin, Director, DG FISMA, European Commission

Robert Priester, Chief European Representative and Regulatory Counsel at the IIF, speaks with Martin Merlin, Director, DG FISMA, European Commission.

IIF Letter on EU AML/CFT Roadmap

The IIF responded to the European Commission’s recent consultation on a roadmap for changes to the Union’s AML/CFT framework. 

IIF Shares Its Regulatory Priorities With The New European Commission 

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) on February 11th conveyed its financial services regulatory priorities for engagement with the new European Commission in a letter to Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis. 

Letter on EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy to the EC TEG

The IIF provides high-level comments on the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group (TEG) report on an EU Taxonomy for sustainable finance. 

 

 

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