On 25 July 2019 the LME launched a market-wide consultation on proposals put forward in the warehouse reform discussion paper, which it believes represent positive progress for the LME warehouse network. The LME is also consulting on a number of other proposals which were not included in the discussion paper, but on which the LME believes further action is appropriate. These proposals broadly fall into three main categories:
The consultation is open until 12 September 2019 and the LME welcomes feedback from all market participants and other interested parties, including regulatory and governmental bodies.
The Consultation and its associated appendices can be found here.
For ease of reference, the full set of documents contained in the Consultation are set out individually below:
In March 2019 the LME published a discussion paper on warehouse reform which covered three key areas:
The Consultation launched in July 2019 builds on the strong market feedback received in respect of the discussion paper. The LME’s analysis of this feedback can be found in its feedback analysis report.