Transaction delay

For security reasons, transactions in the EU ETS Registry and the Danish Emission Trading Registry are usually covered by a 26-hour transaction delay.

The transaction delay is a security measure. Once a transaction has been initiated (see Carrying out transactions), the 26-hour transaction delay begins to count down. As transactions may only be initiated Monday–Friday between 10 am and 4 pm, the transaction delay will expire and enable the transaction to be implemented Monday–Friday between 12 noon and 6 pm, except for the national public holidays specified below.

Transaction delays do not apply to transactions initiated from a trading account to that account’s list of trusted accounts, if the transaction has been approved by an AAR (see Carrying out transactions).

See further details in the following table:

Carrying out transactions Transaction Delay

User launch the transaction in the registryThe register launch the transaction

From trading account to the list of trusted accounts.

The register communicates the transaction to EUTL for approval and impementation

(As a starting point no delay)

All other users

The register communicates the transaction to EUTL for approval and impementation

(As a starting point 26 hours delay)

Implementation of transactions (Transaction delay)*
Monday-Thursday before 10.00 amSame day 10.00

Same day 10.00

Same day+1 12.00
Monday-Thursday between 10.00 and 16.00Same day on the confirmation dateSame day on the confirmation dateDay+1 on the confirmation date + 2 hours
Monday to Wednessday after 16.00Day+1 10.00Day+1 10.00Day+2 12.00
Thursday after 16.00 and friday before 10.00Friday 10.00Friday 10.00Monday 12.00
Friday between 10.00 and 16.00Friday on the confirmation dateFriday on the confirmation dateMonday on the confirmation date +2 hours
After Friday 16.00 and before Monday 10.00Monday 10.00Monday 10.00Tuesday 12.00

*) Does not take account of national public holidays

Further details about the transaction delay and the cancellation of transactions are available under “Cancelling transactions”.

National public holidays, etc.

The transaction delay cannot expire on a Saturday or a Sunday or on the national public holidays in 2015 as listed below. This means that the transaction-delay process will be suspended on the following days between 0 am and 12 midnight:

  • January 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day)
  • March 29, 2018 (Maundy Thursday)
  • March 30, 2018 (Good Friday)
  • April 2, 2018 (Easter Monday)
  • April 27, 2018 (Day of Prayer)
  • May 10, 2018 (Ascension Day)
  • May 21, 2018 (Whit Monday)
  • December 25, 2018 (Christmas Day)
  • December 26, 2018 (2. Christmas Day)