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B. Accounts
    • The majority of the participants of the (EU) emission trading market are the installation and aircraft operators who are obliged to participate in the EU ETS under the European Directive and the national legislation.

      Apart from these operators, every natural person or legal entity is entitled to open a trading account in the registry in order to participate in national, European or international emission trading.


    • The different user account types are:

      Apart from these user accounts, several other party holding accounts and technical accounts exist. These accounts are managed directly by the national registry administrator or the central administrator.

    • The different trading account types are:

      Click on the links above to find out more details on the differences between the three trading account types.

    • Yes.


    • Greenhouse gas emissions permits for fixed installations or aircraft operations are handed out by the competent authority (CA) of the installation or aircraft operations.

      For fixed installations, the CA is determined by the locality of the installation. For aircraft operators, the CA is to be found on this list.

      Please contact your respective CA for any question regarding your permit.

    • Any operator or aircraft operator, as determined in European legislation, is required to have a greenhouse gas emissions permit for its installation or aircraft operations. This permit is handed out by the competent authority (CA) of the installation or aircraft operations.

      The CA will warn the registry administrator in case a new permit is handed out under the EU ETS. Thus, in turn, the registry administrator will contact the (aircraft) operator in order to start the opening procedure of the obligatory user account in the registry.

      Contact the helpdesk registry in case your installation or aircraft operations should fall under the EU ETS and you have not received an activation form for opening of an account yet.

    • Operators and aircraft operators need to attach the following supporting documents to the activation form requesting the opening of their account:

      • A clearly readable recto-verso colour copy of a valid identity card of the legal representative (e.g. for verification of the signature);
      • Supporting documents required to prove the mandate of the legal representative to sign on behalf of the account holder (more information can be found in the Annexes I and II of the activation form).

      • A clearly readable recto-verso colour copy of a valid identity card of each of the authorised and additional authorised representatives (e.g. for verification of the signature);
      • Original criminal records of each of the authorised and additional authorised representatives;
      • Evidence of the address of permanent residence of each of the authorised and additional authorised representatives, unless the residence is shown on the enclosed identity card or the enclosed criminal records (e.g. printout of the contents of the electronic identity card,...)

      In case any of the documents above is issued outside Belgium, it needs to be certified, authenticated with an Apostille or legalised (depending on the country of origin). Any copy of a document issued in Belgium must be certified as a true copy by a Belgian notary public (with the exception of copies of Belgian identity documents/residence permit or extracts from the Belgian State Gazette).
      The date of certification, authentication with Apostille or legalisation must not be more than three months prior to the date of submission of the activation form.
      In case any of the documents mentioned above are composed in other languages than Dutch, French, German or English, they must be accompanied with a certified translation into one of these previously cited languages.
      Please contact the helpdesk by phone in case of any questions or doubts in regards to the activation form or in regards to the documentation that needs to be provided.

    • The opening of a trader account can be requested by sending an email to the helpdesk. The helpdesk will send you in reply to this email the trader account application form which you need to complete meticulously and send duly signed and accompagnied with the required supporting documents.

      Please ensure to request the account opening form for the correct trader account, as there exist three different types of trader accounts, each with their limitations and specifics:

      The opening of a (BE) person holding or trading account is subject to prior payment of the first annual fee. This fee (retribution) amounts to € 545,46 for the year 2016.
    • In order to request the opening of a trader account, the trader needs to duly complete the activation form that is sent to him upon his request via an email to the helpdesk.

      The following supporting documents need to be attached to the activation form at submission:

      • A copy of the instruments establishing the legal entity and a copy of a document proving the registration of the legal entity;
      • A proof that the legal entity has an open bank account in a Member State of the European Economic Area and the bank account details of that open bank account;
      • A confirmation of the VAT registration in Belgium of the legal entity;
      • Information on the legal entity’s beneficial owner as defined in Directive 2005/60/EC;
      • The list of directors and the criminal records of each of them;
      • A copy of the annual report or of the latest audited financial statements, or if no audited financial statements available, a copy of the financial statements stamped by the tax office or the financial director;
      • Evidence to support the registered address of the legal entity, if this is not clear from other required documents that are submitted;
      • A clearly readable recto-verso colour copy of a valid identity document of the legal representative (e.g. for the verification of the signature);
      • Evidence to support the registered address of the legal representative, if this is not clear from other required documents that are submitted;
      • The supporting documents required to prove the mandate of the legal representative to sign on behalf of the account holder (more information can be found in the Annexes I and II of the activation form).

      • A clearly readable recto-verso colour copy of a valid identity card of each of the authorised and additional authorised representatives (e.g. for verification of the signature);
      • Original criminal records of each of the authorised and additional authorised representatives;
      • Evidence of the address of permanent residence of each of the authorised and additional authorised representatives, unless the residence is shown on the enclosed identity card or the enclosed criminal records (e.g. printout of the contents of the electronic identity card,...)

      In case any of the documents above is issued outside Belgium, it needs to be certified, authenticated with an Apostille or legalised (depending on the country of origin). Any copy of a document issued in Belgium must be certified as a true copy by a Belgian notary public (with the exception of copies of Belgian identity documents/residence permit or extracts from the Belgian State Gazette).
      The date of certification, authentication with Apostille or legalisation must not be more than three months prior to the date of submission of the activation form.
      In case any of the documents mentioned above are composed in other languages than Dutch, French, German or English, they must be accompanied with a certified translation into one of these previously cited languages.
      Please contact the helpdesk by phone in case of any questions or doubts in regards to the activation form or in regards to the documentation that needs to be provided.
    • Authorised Representatives (ARs) can initiate account changes (for example to add, replace or remove an AR) and transactions. At least two ARs are required for each account. A maximum of four ARs may be appointed.

      An account holder (AH) via its legal representative (LR) can in addition designate up to three Additional Authorised Representatives (AAR) for an account. If an AAR has been designated, this AAR will need to confirm any transaction initiated by an AR, by approving the corresponding task in the task list. It there is no AAR on the account, each AR can act more or less independently.

      Should you decide to designate AARs, we suggest to designate at least two of them to avoid you are unable to make transfers if the AAR is absent.

      Both the ARs and the AARs can view all relevant account information like holdings, transaction log, compliance table and the details of the account holder and all representatives.

      More detailed information on this and other transaction rules can be found on this page.

    • B.2.2 - How can I add, replace or remove an (A)AR from my account?

    • The Legal Representative (LR) is the single natural person who has been nominated (by one or more natural persons having the correct attorney representation) to represent the account holder (legal person requesting the opening of the account; usually a company) for the registry administrator.

      Authorised and additional authorised representatives are designated by the LR to manage the account in the registry. They can perform account changes (for example to add, replace or remove an AR) and transactions.

      By default the LR does not have a direct access to the account. However he/she can nominate himself/herself as an AR or AAR of the account to gain direct access.

    • By default the LR has no direct access to the account; however the LR can nominate himself/herself as an AR or AAR of the account to gain direct access.

    • The LR can nominate himself/herself as an AR or AAR of the account to gain direct access to the acount and to act as a regular AR or AAR.


    • The Account Holder (AH) is the legal person that requests the opening of the account. From legal perspective, the AH is in practice represented by one or more persons with the correct attorney representation.

      The registry administrator requests these persons to nominate in turn a single natural person, the legal representative (LR), for the account. The LR is responsible for the nomination of the (additional) authorised representatives of the account.

    • An authorised representative can change part of the account information, namely the account holder information, directly into the registry.

      The addition, replacement or removal of (additional) authorised representatives can only be initiated in the registry; follow-up documents will be sent afterwards by the registry administrator to the initiator of the request.

      Other account information can be change via specific procedures.

    • Any copy of a document that has been issued outside Belgium must be certified, authenticated with an Apostille or legalised depending on its country of origin.

      Please check the page on the validation of required information in this regards.

    • The Registry Regulation Annex IV and Annex VIII stipulate that any copy of a document submitted as evidence under these annexes needs to be certified as a true copy by a notary public, or for documents issued outside Belgium that the copy must be legalised.

      Please note that the date of the certification or legalisation must not be more than three months prior to the date of submission of the documents.
    • More information on how to certify, legalise or Apostille documents can be found on the page validation of required information. Please contact the registry helpdesk in case you have doubts on what needs to be done with your documents.

      Please note that the date of the certification or legalisation must not be more than three months prior to the date of submission of the documents.

    • In case you submit a document composed in another language than Dutch, French, German or English, it needs to be accompanied by a certified translation in one of the previously cited languages.

    • The Registry Regulation Art. 25, §1 stipulates that all account holders must confirm to the registry administrator by December 31 each year that the information for their account remains complete, up-to-date, accurate and true.

      Please note that the account holder and its representatives are always obliged to notify the registry administrator of any changes to the account data within 10 working days!
    • The Registry Regulation Art. 25, §4 stipulates that the registry administrator must review at least once every three years whether the information submitted for the opening of an account remains complete, up-to-date, accurate and true.
      Where possible the registry administrator will try to find the latest documentation or seek confirmation that the documentation remained unchanged; documentation that cannot be found will be requested.

      Please note that the account holder and its representatives are always obliged to notify the registry administrator of any changes to the account data within 10 working days!
    • The amount of the annual fee for 2018 is € 569,65; this amount is recalculated each year based upon the consumer price index of January of the previous year.

    • The annual fee is sent each year in the second half of the year.


    • The annual fee is sent to the legal representative of the account. If his/her address is outdated, the fee might have been sent to the wrong address. Please contact the registry helpdesk to flag this issue and take the necessary steps to change the address of the legal representative in the registry if this caused the issue.

    • The annual fee is sent to the legal representative of the account. In order to receive the annual fee on another address, you should hence change the address of the legal representative in the registry.

  • B.6 Close an account
  • B.7 Impact of the Mifid II Directive
  • C.1 - What are the differences between all unit types?
  • Accounts with an account number starting with EU-100-..., namely operator holding (OHA), aircraft operator holding (AOHA), person holding (PHA) and trading accounts (TA), can hold any unit that is eligible under the EU ETS. Hence these accounts can hold EUA, aEUA, AAU, RMU as well as eligibile CER or ERU units. They can however not hold any other unit that is ineligible under the EU ETS.

    A person holding account in the Belgian Kyoto registry (BE-PHA; account number starting with BE-121-...) can not hold any EU allowances (EUA or aEUA), but only Kyoto units. This account can hold eligible as well as ineligible units under the EU ETS.


  • Ineligibile units or ineligible international credits are emission units that can no longer be used under the EU ETS, for example to exchange them for EUAs or aEUAs.

    Click here to read more...

  • Ineligibile units or ineligible international credits can not be held on an user account under the EU ETS (OHA, AOHA, PHA or TA), but only on a person holding account in the Belgian Kyoto registry (BE-PHA). These units can no longer be used under the EU ETS; however they could for example still be used by Parties (countries) under the Kyoto Protocol for meeting their Kyoto obligations or for volluntary cancellation.

    Click here to read more...



D. Transactions
    • In order to buy or sell emission units, you could:

      • trade directly with other operators or traders;
      • use an intermediary (for example banks or specialist traders);
      • use the services of a broker;
      • join one of the several exchanges that list emission units;
      • participate in the EU member state auctions.

      Unfortunatly there is no general list with all parties selling or buying emission units. On the website of the EUTL you can list all registry accounts, which gives at least some information on which operators and traders are participating in the EU ETS (although due to security reasons most contact details have been hidden).

      Important notes on the time of delivery:

      Please take into account that any bought unit (from another account within the EU ETS) can only be transferred to your account once the account number of your account has been added by the selling party to the trusted account list (TAL) of their account; this action takes at least 7 working days. If you are selling emission units you will need to add the account number of the destination acount to the TAL of the account you are units selling from.

      In addition to the delay by the addition to the TAL, the transaction itself may afterwards take at least 26h to complete depending on the date and time of initiation.

      Only in case the transfer is made from a trading account (TA), the 7 working delays by the TAL could potentially be skipped and the transaction could potentially (at the very earliest) already be performed by the next business day. However, this strongly depends on the configuration of the TA.

      In order to receive bought units on your account, no action (ex. addition to the TAL,...) needs to be performed on your account.

      Have a look at the transaction rules for more detailed information in this regard...


    • If at least one Additional Authorised Representative (AAR) has been designated on the account, any transaction proposed by an Authorised Representative (AR) must be confirmed by an AAR (the four-eyes-principle) regardless whether the destination account is on the TAL or not.

      If no AAR has been designated, only surrendering and exchange transactions, as well as voluntary cancellation of Kyoto certificates and deletion of EU allowances need to be confirmed by a second person. In this case, another AR of the account needs to confirm the transaction.

    • If needed (see issue D.1.2), the confirmation of a transaction has to be done by :

      - an Additional Authorised Representative (AAR) if there is at least one AAR on the account

      - another Authorised Representative (AR) of the account if there is no AAR on the account

    • After initiation of a transaction by an Authorised Representative (AR) that requires approval by a second person (depending on the account configuration and the transaction type - see issue D.1.2), a task is generated in the registry task list.

      This task has to be approved by an AAR or by another AR (depending of the account configuration - see issue D.1.3) to confirm the transaction.

      See Approve or reject a task (Task management).

    • Please check issue D.1.3 and issue D.1.4 here above first to ensure you have performed the correct actions to confirm the transaction approval task in your task list.

      Please verify as well that you are indeed allowed to confirm the transaction:

      • you are designated as an AAR to the account (the designation has been completed before the transaction had been initiated);
      • there are no designated AARs to the account, the transaction needs to be confirmed by a second person, you are an AR of the account and you are not the initiator of the transaction.

      Please contact the registry helpdesk if you have verified the above and are still unable to confirm the transaction approval task.


    • Log on to the registry and go to Accounts > Transactions; search for the transaction and verify that its status is 4-Completed.

    • Log on to the registry and go to Accounts > Transactions; search for the transaction and click on the transaction ID to go to the details of the transaction.

      In case your transaction is still in status 30-Delayed, you will see in the transaction details the Estimated Time of Completion:

    • Please contact the registry helpdesk for further support.


    • If you are a designated AR or AAR of multiple accounts, there is unfortunately no place where you can see all transactions (incoming and outgoing) for a specific account. There are two workarounds to obtain this list:

      • Transaction list - Incoming and outgoing transactions in separated list

        Log on to the registry and go to Accounts > Transactions.

        The transaction list gives you an overview of all incoming and outgoing transactions of all your accounts in the registry. In case you want to see the transactions of a specific account, you need to filter once on transferring account and once on acquiring account, hence ending up with two separate lists.

        Be aware that not the full account number but only the actual account ID (the third element of the account number) can be put into the fields Transferring Account ID and Acquiring Account ID. Ex. use 1234567 to search for transactions of account EU-100-1234567-0-89.
      • Account statements - Limited to 1 month

        Log on to the registry and go to Accounts > Accounts. Search for the specific account and click View Details at the right hand side for the specific account; select the Account Statements tab in the account details.

        The account statements functionality provides you with reports of the incoming and outgoing transactions on the selected account for a given period; however the account statements can be generated for a period that is not longer than one month!

      As stated above, if you are AR or AAR of a single account only, the transaction list gives you an overview of all incoming and outgoing transactions on this account.

      Please note that all transactions prior to the migration towards the Consolidated System of European Registries in June 2012 are linked to the old BE-accounts.
    • When confirmation is needed for a transaction (see issue D.1.2), this transaction only appears in the transaction list once it has been confirmed by a second person. It might hence be that your transaction has not been confirmed yet.

      With the current implementation of the registry software, incoming transactions are only visible in the transaction list of the acquiring account once they have been finalised (hence for example not when they are still in status 30-Delayed).

      Please contact the registry helpdesk if you nevertheless are unable to find back your transaction.

    • Log on to the registry and go to Accounts > Transactions; click on the ID of the transaction in the column Transaction ID. You will find a button Transaction PDF on the screen with the transaction details. This button enables you to download a statement of the selected transaction (in PDF format).


    • Several transaction rules impact the delay for transactions from a registry account (within the CSEUR):

      Please check out each item above to find out more details on the impact it might have on your transaction.

      Incoming transactions from accounts outside the EU ETS and the CSEUR are not bound to the European specific transaction rules (however, there might be other specific rules imposed by the originating registry), they will be effectuated immediately.

      Example:

      A regular transfer of EUAs needs to be performed from an Operator Holding Account (OHA) that has a single designated Additional Authorised Representative (AAR) towards an account X:

      • To be able to transfer the EUAs to account X, the account number of account X needs to be added to the TAL of the OHA. One of the ARs of the OHA initiates a request to add X to the TAL on Tuesday 28 April 2015 at 14h15 CET.
      • As there is a designated AAR, he needs to approve the addition of account X to the TAL. The AAR approves the TAL addition on Thursday 30 April 16h15 CET.
      • As the approval by the AAR was done outside business hours (10h-16h CET), the delay to add account X to the TAL of the OHA only starts the next business day, which is Monday 4 May, 10h CET as Friday 1 May is a Belgian public holiday (Labour Day).
      • Account X will become trusted in the TAL of the OHA after 7 working days, meaning on Wednesday 13 May, 12 CET. From this moment on the AR can initiate the transaction from the OHA towards account X.
      • The AR initiates the transaction on Wednesday 13 May, 15h10 CET, however it still needs to be approved by the AAR of the account.
      • The AAR of the account confirms the transaction by approving the transaction request task in his task list on Wednesday 13 May, 16h30 CET.
      • As the confirmation by the AAR has been done outside business hours and as Thursday 14 May 2015 is a Belgian public holiday (Feast of the Ascension), the transfer will only be initiated on Friday 15 May, 10 CET.
      • From Friday 10 CET onwards the 26h delay starts counting, however this delay is suspended during the weekend.
      • The transfer will hence finally complete on Monday 18 May, 12h CET.

      In this particular example the transaction is only completed 20 calendar days(!) after the Authorised Representative started the first action.

    • Some type of transactions are not bound to the 26-hour delay at all: namely surrendering and exchange transactions, as well as voluntary cancellation of Kyoto certificates and deletion of EU allowances. These types of transactions will be effectuated immediately.

      The only possibility for a transfer (regular transaction) to be exempted from the 26-hour delay is when it is performed from a Trading Account (TA) with one or more designated AARs towards an account that is on the Trusted Account List (TAL) of the TA. Only in this specific case the transfer, once confirmed by an AAR, is effectuated without the 26-hours delay.


    • Some processes have been performed by technical transactions:

      • Decoupling
        In June 2012, the national registries became completely replaced by the Consolidated System for European Registries (CSEUR). At that time all general allowances (EUAs) on the former national registry accounts were transferred towards the CSEUR. Every Account Holder (AH) of an account that existed in the former national registry and that had EUAs on it, should see a so-called decoupling transaction (type 01-32) dated June 2012 in the transaction overview of the account. This transaction transferred the EUAs from the old BE-120/BE-121 accounts towards the newly created corresponding EU-100 account.
      • Banking
        In July 2013, all allowances (EUAs and aEUAs) of the first commitment period (CP1, 2008-2012) needed to be converted into allowances of the second - current - commitment period (CP2, 2013-2020), the so-called banking process.
        Banking of allowances has been done technically via two transactions:
        • First of all new (CP2) allowances were issued on the same account via a specific issuance transaction (01-31 for EUAs, 01-30 for aEUAs). This transaction shows in the transaction list as a transaction being performed on the account (from and towards the same account).
        • Afterwards the old (CP1) allowances where deleted from the account via a specific deletion transaction (10-34 for EUAs, 10-33 for aEUAs). This transaction shows in the transaction list as a transaction being performed from the account to a - central - deletion account.
        The net result of the complete banking operation was nevertheless zero, hence not impacting the balance of the accounts at all.

    • Transfers of emission units from operator, aircraft operator, person holding and - under specific conditions - trading accounts can only be effectuated to accounts that are listed on the Trusted Account List (TAL) of the originating account. An addition of an account to the TAL needs to be confirmed by a second person and is subject to a 7 working days delay.

      Read more...

    • Surrendering and exchange transactions, as well as voluntary cancellation of Kyoto certificates and deletion of EU allowances can be made without the need to add a destination account to the Trusted Account List (TAL).

      Transfers of emission units from operator, aircraft operator and person holding accounts can only be effectuated to accounts that are listed on the TAL.

      Only in case of a Trading Account (TA) it is possible to make a transfer to another account that is not on the TAL. It is then required is to have a designated Additional Authorised Representative (AAR) on the TA in order to confirm the transaction. The transaction will be subject to the 26-hour delay.


    • After addition (or suppression) of an account in the Trusted Account List (TAL) by an Authorised Representative (AR), a task is generated in the registry task list.

      This task has to be approved by an AAR or by another AR (depending of the account configuration - see issue D.2.4 below) to confirm the change in the TAL.

      See Approve or reject a task (Task management).

    • Please verify that you are indeed the person who needs to confirm the TAL change:

      • In case an Additonal Authorised Representative (AAR) has been designated on the account, he needs to approve the change to the TAL.
      • In case no AAR has been designated on the account, a second Authorised Representative (AR) needs to approve the change to the TAL.

      It might have happened that the designation of a first AAR or removal of the last AAR on the account was still in progress at the moment the TAL change had been introduced. In this case it might happen that the approval of the change to the TAL is not possible. It is then advised to reject the TAL change first and reintroduce it again once the designation or removal has been finalised.

      Please contact the registry helpdesk if the problem persists.


    • Log onto the registry and go to your account details via Accounts > Accounts > View details (for the respective account). Select the tab Trusted Accounts in the account details. The table on this tab will show you the current status of any account on your TAL:

      • either the account will already be Trusted;
      • the status will indicate when the account becomes trusted: Trust delayed until XX/XX/XXXX XX:XX:XX CET;
      • or the status will indicate that the task requesting the TAL change still needs to be confirmed by a second person: Approval pending.

    • This means that the TAL change still needs to be confirmed by a second person:

      • In case an Additonal Authorised Representative (AAR) has been designated on the account, he/she needs to approve the change to the TAL.
      • In case no AAR has been designated on the account, a second Authorised Representative (AR) needs to approve the change to the TAL.

      See issue D.2.3 above to approve the change to the TAL.

    • An exchange transaction is performed similarly to a regular transaction...

      Log onto the registry and go to your account details via Accounts > Accounts > View details (for the respective account).

      Select the tab Balance in the account details, push the button Propose a transaction and select the exchange transaction Exchange CER, ERU for Phase 3 allowances.

      Complete the exchange by following further guidance on the screen...

      An exchange always needs to be confirmed by a second person!
      • In case an Additonal Authorised Representative (AAR) has been designated on the account, he needs to approve the exchange.
      • In case no AAR has been designated on the account, a second Authorised Representative (AR) needs to approve the exchange.
    • A credit entitlement only entitles you to exchange CERs and ERUs for allowances (EUAs/aEUAs).

      In order to make use of this entitlement, you need first to receive CERs and/or ERUs on your account, for example by buying them from a third party.

    • The credit entitlement and the remaining entitlement of each installation or aircraft operations are displayed in the registry on the account "Holdings" tab; accessible via "Accounts" > "View details".

      Only the remaining part, the remaining entitlement, can still be surrendered.

E. Task management
F. Compliance cycle
    • It is the Competent Authority (the Flemish, Walloon or Brussels Capital Region) who decides upon the number of free allowances allocated, if any.

      The European Commission has to confirm if the allocations were calculated on the basis of the free allocation rules. Upon confirmation, the Belgian Registry Administrator will upload the allocation table into the Registry.

      The Competent Authority gives the green light to the Registry Administrator to perform the allocation. The allowances will be transferred to the accounts during the night following this order.

    • For all installations and aircraft operators, the allocation tables can be found on the website of the Commission's European Union Transaction Log (EUTL). Choose NAP for installations or CAAT for aircraft operators, a Member State, and a Commitment Period (ex. 2 for 2013-2020).

      On our public website, we also publish all information on the Belgian National Allocation Table.

    • On our public website you can consult the original Belgian National Allocation Table and all changes to the table.

      To consult the actual allocation received, log onto the registry and go to Accounts > Transactions (in the left menu). Select Transaction Type "10-35 Allocation Aviation Allowances" (for aircraft operators) or "10-36 Allocation General Allowances" (for installations) and then click Search to obtain the list of all received Allocations transactions.

    • Each year before the end of Februari, the operators of installations and aircrafts have to report their emissions of the previous year.

      An independent Verifier, chosen by the operator from a list approved by the Competent Authority, has to check these numbers.

      The Verified Emissions are then provided to the Competent Authority, who will check the numbers.

    • The Competent Authority provides the list of Verified Emissions to the Belgian Registry Administrator, who enters it in the Registry. At that point, the Competent Authority will validate these numbers, and finally the Registry Administrator wil validate the Verified Emissions in the Registry. Only then do they become the binding Validated emissions amount for the surrendering.

      At the latest on 31st March the verified emissions must be validated in the Registry.

    • All operator holding accounts for which no verified emissions have been entered on April 1 are automatically blocked. This means no outgoing transactions can be made from the account until the issue is resolved. However, surrendering of allowances as well as receiving incoming transactions remain possible.

    • Log onto the registry and select "Accounts" > "Accounts" (in the left menu). Click search and select "View Details" (in the right column of the table) next to the corresponding account. Select the tab "Compliance". There you will see the number of Verified Emissions with a verified status "Y" if the number is validated.

    • In that case please directly contact your Competent Authority.

    • F.3.1 - How can I surrender emission allowances?

    • No, only aircraft operators can surrender aviation allowances (aEUA). Operators of stationary installations can hold, but not surrender aEUA's.

    • Yes, that is possible.


    • In that case, from the 1st of May, your compliance status will not be "A" and you are liable for a fine of 100 euro per tonne of non-compensated emissions. Paying the fine does not discharge you from the obligation to still surrender the missing allowances.

    • The surplus surrendered allowances are not lost, they will remain valid to offset next year's surrendering obligation. The next year, part of the emissions will already be covered.


    • F.3.6 - How can I verify that my installation or aircraft operator is compliant?
    • F.3.7 - Where can I consult the compliance status?
      • If the compliance figure of the installation or aircraft operator is negative, you must surrender that amount of allowances in order to ensure a zero or positive compliance figure. If the surrendering is made in time (before the end of April of the corresponding year), the (dynamic) compliance status will be set to A.
      • If the compliance figure of the installation or aircraft operator is zero or positive, the dynamic compliance status should be A. It might be that the static compliance status is not A due to insufficient or late surrenderings in past years.
        Do not hesitate to contact the registry helpdesk for more information...