User & Account Management

Please follow the corresponding procedure below in order to make changes in the account data of your user account. Do not hesitate to contact the registry helpdesk by phone [+32 (0) 2 524 95 44] for any question regarding these procedures.

Create a new user

Create an EU Login login and a URID (mandatory for all new users)

Manage your user data

Go directly to the EU Login website https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cas/ and log in with your EU Login username and EU Login personal password.

Afterwards go to the tab Account information and click the link related to the management you wish to perform:

  • Modify my personal data in order to modify your EU Login email address.
  • Manage my mobile phone numbers to add or delete a mobile phone number.
In order to manage your EU Login mobile phone numbers, you will additionally need to login with your EU Login email address and EU Login password and your current EU Login mobile phone number.

In case you are no longer in possession of any of the registered EU Login mobile phone numbers, you will need to perform the action "Delete all my devices and eID (PANIC)" in order to introduce your new mobile phone number in EU Login afterwards. The first time you log onto the registry after you deleted all mobile phone numbers, you will be forced to update your mobile phone number in the registry; this update is not done automatically!

Your personal data include your name, e-mail address, mobile phone number, preferred language, secret question and answer and the data on your identity document. Please follow carefully the following steps to modify these data:

  1. Log onto the registry.
  2. Select "Edit your personal details" in the left hand side menu.
  3. Modify your personal data and click "Next".
  4. Verify the data and confirm your request.
  5. After confirming, you will receive a confirmation message containing the ID of your request. Please note carefully this ID number for any subsequent communications with the registry helpdesk regarding your request.

In case additional documents are required (eg. new copy of your identity document or a fax to confirm your new e-mail address or mobile phone number), you will receive an e-mail from us in the following days confirming the introduction of your request and including any additional document you would be required to send back.

In case no additional document would be required, we will directly approve your request in the registry.

Only corrections of typing errors will be accepted regarding changes to the name of a person!

Open a new account

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

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 operator in order to start the opening procedure of the obligatory OHA in the registry.

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

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 AOHA in the registry.

Trader accounts - There are three other types of user accounts in the registry that can be used for trading of emission units; their opening can be requested via an email to the helpdesk:

Transactions from this account type are bound to the same transaction rules as OHA and AOHA.

This account type can hold units of all unit types, as long as the units are eligible under the EU ETS.

Transactions from this account type are bound to the same transaction rules as OHA and AOHA.

This account type can NOT hold any allowances (EUA or aEUA), which are EU ETS specific units, but it can hold all Kyoto units including international credits that have become ineligible under the EU ETS.

Transactions from this account type are bound to less strict transaction rules as the other account types. Under specific conditions, transactions can be made from this account type to an account that is not on the trusted account list (TAL) of the account. Under specific conditions, transactions from this account type are not bound to the 26 hour delay for transactions neither.

This account type can hold units of all unit types, as long as the units are eligible under the EU ETS.

IMPORTANT : A trader account can only be opened by a company being VAT-registered and having a permanent residence in Belgium.
The opening of a trader account is subject to prior payment of the first annual fee. This fee (retribution) amounts to € 569,65 for the year 2018.

Manage your account

ATTENTION:
Any document relating to a change in the (additional) authorized representatives’ list must be signed by the legal representative. Please, if the legal representative has to be replaced, first introduce a request for replacement of the legal representative and wait until the new data have been introduced in the registry.

Before designating a new (additional) authorised representative for an account, this person needs to create an EU Login login and a URID.

As soon as the new representative has created his URID, you can designate him on your account by following these steps:

  1. Log onto the registry.
  2. Select "Accounts" > "Accounts" in the left hand side menu.
  3. Click on the account number (first column of the table) of the corresponding account in order to go to the account details of that account.
  4. Select the tab "Authorised Representatives" (AR) or "Additional Authorised Representatives" (AAR) according to the role of the new representative on the account.
  5. In case the maximum number of representatives (4 AR, 3 AAR) has not been reached yet, you will find a button "Add AR", respectively "Add AAR" on top of the tab.
  6. In case the new representative has already been linked to another account of the same account holder in the past, you can select him from a list. Otherwise, you will have to enter all contact data of the new representative.
    You can give the new representative a read-only access to your account if you would like to do so. This read-only access allows the representative to see all account data similar to a normal representative; however this person is not able to take any action on the account (unable to initiate or approve transactions, unable to initiate data changes,...).
  7. Verify the data you have entered and confirm your request.
  8. After confirming, you will receive a confirmation message containing the ID of your request. Please note carefully this ID number for any subsequent communications with the registry helpdesk regarding your request.

In the following days you will receive an email from the helpdesk confirming the introduction of your request and indicating the additional documents you need to send back in order to complete the request:

  • A signed application form (this form will be sent via e-mail)
  • A clearly readable, recto-verso colour copy of a valid identity document of the new representative
  • The recent original criminal records of the new representative
  • Evidence of the address of permanent residence of the new representative (unless the residence is shown on the enclosed identity document or the enclosed criminal records)

Copies of documents issued outside Belgium must be legalized. The date of the certification or legalisation must not be more than three months prior to the date of submission of this form (click here for more details).
Documents composed in other languages than Dutch, French, German or English must be accompanied with a certified translation into one of these previously cited languages.
Before replacing an (additional) authorised representative for an account, the new person needs to create an EU Login login and a URID.

As soon as the new representative has created his/her URID, you can replace the former representative on your account by this person by following these steps:

  1. Log onto the registry.
  2. Select "Accounts" > "Accounts" in the left hand side menu.
  3. Click on the account number (first column of the table) of the corresponding account in order to go to the account details of that account.
  4. Select the tab "Authorised Representatives" (AR) or "Additional Authorised Representatives" (AAR) according to the role of the representative to be replaced on the account.
  5. Select "Replace" under the data of the representative that has to be replaced.
  6. In case the new representative has already been linked to another account of the same account holder in the past, you can select him from a list. Otherwise, you will have to enter all contact data of the new representative.
  7. Verify the data you have entered and confirm your request.
  8. After confirming, you will receive a confirmation message containing the ID of your request. Please note carefully this ID number for any subsequent communications with the registry helpdesk regarding your request.

In the following days you will receive an email from the helpdesk confirming the introduction of your request and indicating the additional documents you need to send back in order to complete the request:

  • A signed application form (this form will be sent via e-mail)
  • A clearly readable, recto-verso colour copy of a valid identity document of the new representative
  • The recent original criminal records of the new representative
  • Evidence of the address of permanent residence of the new representative (unless the residence is shown on the enclosed identity document or the enclosed criminal records)

Copies of documents issued outside Belgium must be legalized. The date of the certification or legalisation must not be more than three months prior to the date of submission of this form (click here for more details).
Documents composed in other languages than Dutch, French, German or English must be accompanied with a certified translation into one of these previously cited languages.

In order to remove an (additional) authorised representative from an account, please use the following steps:

  1. Log onto the registry.
  2. Select "Accounts" > "Accounts" in the left hand side menu.
  3. Click on the account number (first column of the table) of the corresponding account in order to go to the account details of that account.
  4. Select the tab "Authorised Representatives" (AR) or "Additional Authorised Representatives" (AAR) according to the role of the representative to be removed from the account.
  5. Select "Remove" under the data of the representative that has to be removed.
    Important: In case there are only two AR's in status "Validated" or "Enrolled" on the account, the "Remove" button will not be available for these persons. These representatives can only be replaced. Please contact us by phone (+32 (0)2 524 95 44 ) to block the access of the representative to be removed in case the replacing representative is not yet known .
  6. Confirm your request.
  7. After confirming, you will receive a confirmation message containing the ID of your request. Please note carefully this ID number for any subsequent communications with the registry helpdesk regarding your request.

In the following days you will receive an email from the helpdesk confirming the introduction of your request and asking you to send us a confirmation of your request (form in attachment to the email) signed by the legal representative of the account.

Upon introduction of the request to remove a representative from an account, this representative no longer has access to the account.

Please use this form and follow the instructions as written in the form.

Fill out this form and send it via registered mail accompanied by the required documents to the registry administrator.

Contact the registry helpdesk by phone (0032 2 524 95 44) in case of doubts in regards to the legal mandate of representation and the required documents to be provided in this regards.

Fill out this form and send it via registered mail to the registry administrator.

Contact the registry helpdesk by phone (0032 2 524 95 44) in case of a split or a merger of the account holder of your account.

Please contact the helpdesk in order to change the data of an installation or an aircraft operator.

Different roles on a user account

Differents roles (can) exist on a user account: the account holder, the legal representative, the authorised representative and optionally the additional authorised representative.

Read more on the different roles on a user account...

Annual fee (retribution)

Each calendar year, the account holder is obliged to pay an annual fee for every account that he holds, in order to contribute to the administrative expenses of the registry. For person holding and trading account this fee (retribution) needs to be paid a first time before the registry administrator will grant access to the account to the representatives.

The amount of the annual fee for 2018 is € 569,65
The annual fee is sent to the address of the legal representative. Please modify the address of the legal representative in case you wish to receive the annual fee on another address.

Review cycle

The EU-ETS has been confronted over the past years with fraud and theft of emission units. In this regard, account holders of open user accounts must continuously meet all information and documentation requirements. Once a year, every account holder has to confirm the correctness of its account information to the Registry Administrator and once every three years, a complete review of all account information and documentation provided is done by the Registry Administrator.

Read more on the review cycle...

Mifid II

In accordance with the European Directive Mifid II, emission allowances are classified as financial instruments as from January 3, 2018 onwards in order to reinforce the integrity and safeguard the efficient functioning of the trading in emission allowances. There is no impact for most ETS operators.

ETS operators only fulfilling there compliance obligations

Mifid II does not apply to operators only fulfilling their compliance obligations and hence only buying and/or selling emission allowances in that regards, but it is focused on effective trading of emission allowances. ETS operators that extensively trading emission allowances, can hence be subject to the Mifid II directive.

More specifically Mifid II - Art. 2(1) e - does not apply to operators with compliance obligations under Directive 2003/87/EC who, when dealing in emission allowances, do not execute client orders and who do not provide any investment services or perform any investment activities other than dealing on own account, provided that those persons do not apply a high-frequency algorithmic trading technique.

Other ETS operators more extensively trading emission allowances (ancillary activity)

In case the trading of emission allowances is not restricted to ensure compliance, but in case it is also not the main activity of the company, the competent authorities need to be informed yearly that an excemption is wanted (including the necessary justifications for the request). This yearly obligation is prescribed by the Mifid II directive and is hence applicable regardless the Member State.

More specifically Mifid II - Art. 2(1) j - does not apply to persons dealing on own account, including market makers, in commodity derivatives or emission allowances or derivatives thereof, excluding persons who deal on own account when executing client orders; or providing investment services, other than dealing on own account, in commodity derivatives or emission allowances or derivatives thereof to the customers or suppliers of their main business; provided that:

  • for each of those cases individually and on an aggregate basis this is an ancillary activity to their main business, when considered on a group basis, and that main business is not the provision of investment services within the meaning of this Directive or banking activities under Directive 2013/36/EU, or acting as a market-maker in relation to commodity derivatives,
  • those persons do not apply a high-frequency algorithmic trading technique; and
  • those persons notify annually the relevant competent authority that they make use of this exemption and upon request report to the competent authority the basis on which they consider that their activity under points (i) and (ii) is ancillary to their main business;

In addition, it is useful to note that Mifid II does not apply to privileged transactions (ex. within the same group/company, hedging and liquidity provisions).

For further information, please contact the competent authority for MIFID:  https://www.fsma.be/en/contact

 

Additional information

Validation of documentation

In general documents that have been issued outside Belgium must be certified, authenticated with an Apostille or legalised and translated if they are not composed in English, Dutch, French or German.

Read more on the validation of documentation...

Close an account

Operator (OHA) and aircraft (AOHA) operator holding accounts may only be closed upon request of the competent authority. They will inform us in principle as soon as an account can be closed. We will than afterwards start the account closure procedure in the registry (in case of a positive balance the account holder will be asked to empty the account before closure).

Normal person holding accounts (PHA), person holding accounts in the Belgian Kyoto registry (BE-PHA) and trading accounts (TA) can be closed upon simple request by the account holder. In order to request the closure of an account an email should be sent to the registry helpdesk. The required documents to complete the closure will than be sent afterwards.

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