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Article 19 Equivalence and recognition of trade repositories

1. The Commission may adopt implementing acts determining that the legal and supervisory arrangements of a third country ensure that:

(a) trade repositories authorised in that third country comply with legally binding requirements which are equivalent to those laid down in this Regulation;

(b) effective supervision of trade repositories and effective enforcement of their obligations takes place in that third country on an ongoing basis;

(c) guarantees of professional secrecy exist, including the protection of business secrets shared with third parties by the authorities, and those guarantees are at least equivalent to those laid down in this Regulation; and

(d) trade repositories authorised in that third country are subject to a legally binding and enforceable obligation to give direct and immediate access to the data to the entities referred to in Article 12(2).

The implementing act referred to in the first subparagraph shall also specify the relevant third-country authorities that ar