143. Access to a Recognised Clearing House in relation to OTC Derivative Contracts

(1) A Recognised Clearing House that has been authorised to clear OTC Derivative Contracts shall accept clearing such contracts on a non-discriminatory and transparent basis, regardless of the trading venue.
(2) A Recognised Clearing House may require that a trading venue comply with the operational and technical requirements established by the Recognised Clearing House, including the risk-management requirements.
(3) A Recognised Clearing House shall accede to or refuse a formal request for access by a trading venue within three months of such a request.
(4) Where a Recognised Clearing House refuses access under subsection (3), it shall provide the trading venue with full reasons for such refusal.
(5) Save where the competent authority of the trading venue and that of the Recognised Clearing House refuse access, the Recognised Clearing House shall, subject to subsection (6), grant access within three months of a decision acceding to the trading venue's formal request in accordance with subsection (3).
(6) The competent authority of the trading venue and that of the Recognised Clearing House may refuse access to the Recognised Clearing House following a formal request by the trading venue only where such access would threaten the smooth and orderly functioning of the markets or would adversely affect systemic risk.
Amended on (21 February 2018).