Dubai Financial Services Authority Waives Regulatory Fees for Sustainability-related Debt Security Listings
Dubai’s Financial Services Authority has announced it will waive all regulatory fees for sustainability-related debt security listings in the DIFC throughout 2024.
This fee waiver comes into force immediately and will apply throughout 2024 until 31 December.
The waiver applies to all environmenta;, social and governance-related bonds and Sukuk categorised as green, social, sustainable, sustainability-linked, climate, climate adaptation, climate transition or similar.
It applies to all new and existing issuers who make a relevant application to the Authority.
The waiver was announced by the Authority’s CEO, Ian Johnston at COP28 and has been approved as part of the Authority’s efforts to accelerate the growth of sustainable capital markets in the DIFC.
It published its first set of Guidelines on best practices for listing green bonds and Sukuk in 2018.
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