The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has adopted final rules (which are substantially similar to the proposed rules) that replace the existing system of staff-issued no-action letters with a registration system for foreign boards of trade (FBOTs) seeking to provide their members or other participants located in the U.S. with direct access to the FBOT’s electronic order entry and trade matching system. The standards and procedures for registration (as well as an appendix containing two application forms—one for the FBOT and one for the clearing organization—and describing the information required to be submitted as part of an application) are set out in a new Part 48 of the CFTC’s regulations.
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