1. ESMA may by simple request or by decision require trade repositories and related third parties to whom the trade repositories have outsourced operational functions or activities to provide all information that is necessary in order to carry out its duties under this Regulation.
2. When sending a simple request for information under paragraph 1, ESMA shall:
(a) refer to this Article as the legal basis of the request;
(b) state the purpose of the request;
(c) specify what information is required;
(d) set a time limit within which the information is to be provided;
(e) inform the person from whom the information is requested that he is not obliged to provide the information but that in case of a voluntary reply to the request the information provided must not be incorrect and misleading; and
3. When requiring to supply…