EUAA Futures4347999


Contracts are for physical delivery through the transfer of EUAAs between accounts at the Single Union Registry

Market Specifications

Trading Period
The ICE Futures EUAA Futures Contract (EUAA Futures Contract) is a deliverable contract where each Clearing Member with a position open at cessation of trading for a contract month is obliged to make or take delivery of aviation emissions allowances to or from a Registry in accordance with the ICE Futures Europe Regulations (Regulations) as appropriate. The underlying product is the European Union aviation allowance or EUAA, which is an allowance issued pursuant to Chapter II of Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emissions allowance trading and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC, as amended (the “Directive”). Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, capitalised terms which are not otherwise defined below have the meanings given to them in the Regulations.
Expiration Date
Last Monday of the Contract month. However, if the last Monday is a Non-Business Day or there is a Non-Business Day in the 4 days following the last Monday, the last day of trading will be the penultimate Monday of the delivery month. Where the penultimate Monday of the delivery month falls on a Non-Business Day, or there is a Non-Business Day in the 4 days immediately following the penultimate Monday, the last day of trading shall be the antepenultimate Monday of the delivery month. The Exchange shall from time to time confirm, in respect of each contract month, the date upon which trading is expected to cease.
Contract Security
ICE Clear Europe acts as central counterparty to all trades thereby guaranteeing the financial performance of ICE Futures Europe contracts registered in the name of its Members up to and including delivery, exercise and/or settlement.
Trading Hours
Open 07:00, Close 17:00 (London local time)
Open 08:00, Close 18:00 (Central European Time).
Units of Trading
One lot of one thousand (1,000) EUAAs only to the extent such EUAAs are valid, as of the time of their delivery to the Clearing House, for the purposes of meeting the requirements of the Directive. Neither the Clearing House nor the Exchange makes any representation or warranty whatsoever as to whether any EUAAs delivered pursuant to an EUAA Contract are or are not valid in this regard.
Contract Size
One lot of 1,000 European Union Aviation Allowances (EUAA)
Minimum Trading Size
1 lot.
The contract price is in Euros and Euro cents per metric tonne.
Minimum Price Flux
0.01 Euro cent per metric tonne.
Tick Value
10 Euros.
Maximum Price Flux
There are no limits.
Position Limits
Positions are reported to the Exchange on a daily basis. The Exchange has powers to prevent the development of excessive positions or unwarranted speculation or any other undesirable situation and may take steps to resolve such situations including the ability to mandate members to limit the size of such positions or to reduce positions where appropriate.
Initial Margin
Calculated on all open contracts, margin is calculated and called in accordance with the Clearing House Rules.
Daily Margin
All open contracts are 'marked-to-market' daily, with variation margin being called for as appropriate.
Trading Mechanism
Electronic futures, Exchange for Physical (EFP), Exchange for Swap (EFS) and Block Trades are available for this contract.
Delivery/Settlement Terms
The contracts are physically deliverable by the transfer of EUAAs from the Holding Account of the Selling Clearing Member at a Registry to the Holding Account of ICE Clear Europe at a Registry and from the Holding Account of ICE Clear Europe at that Registry to the Holding Account of the Buying Clearing Member at a Registry.
Delivery is between Clearing Members and ICE Clear Europe during a Delivery Period. The Delivery Period is the period beginning at 19:00 hours on the Business Day following the last trading day and ending at 19:30 hours on the third Business Day following that last trading day in accordance with the ICE Clear Europe Clearing Rules and Procedures as appropriate.
Provision is made for delayed and failed delivery in the Regulations. Members’ attention is drawn to the additional delivery terms outlined in Circular 11/038, it being understood that for the purpose of these additional terms, EUAs will be deemed to include EUAs and EUAAs:
Contract Months
December contract months and quarterly contracts are listed from 2012 up to 2020. In addition, the nearest two monthly contracts will also be listed so that there are always three prompt contracts available to trade, including the quarterly.
MIC Code
Clearing Venue

Trading Hours

New York2:00 AM - 12:00 PM
02:00 - 12:00
1:45 AM
London7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
07:00 - 17:00
6:45 AM
Singapore2:00 PM - 12:00 AM*
14:00 - 00:00
1:45 PM

*Next Day

NOTE: DST in the US will be different than BST time. See Circular 15030 and the associated attachment for temporary trading hours changes.


Clearing Admin Name
R&N A.C.N.