CFTC Issues Interpretation of Dodd-Frank Anti-Fraud Authority

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Amendments made to the Commodity Exchange Act by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) require that an agreement, contract or transaction in any commodity that is entered into with, or offered to, a non-eligible contract participant or non-eligible commercial entity on a leveraged, margined, or financed basis must be conducted on a regulated exchange and be subject to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s anti-fraud authority, unless actual delivery of the commodity is made within 28 days. The CFTC has issued an interpretation of the term “actual delivery” containing guidance on how the CFTC will construe this requirement.

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