Exemptions Commodity Exchange Act

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CFTC Issues Its First Ever Order of Exemption from Registration as a Derivatives Clearing Organization

On August 18, CFTC issued an order of exemption from registration as a derivative clearing organization (DCO) to ASX Clear (Futures) Pty Limited (ASX). The order is the first of its kind issued by CFTC based on its authority...more

CFTC Proposes to Exempt Certain Southwest Power Pool Transactions

On May 18, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a proposed order in response to an application submitted by Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) to exempt certain contracts, agreements and transactions for the purchase...more

CFTC Proposes Exemptions to Regulation of Transactions in ISO/RTO Markets as “Swaps” Under CEA

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has proposed to exempt specific transactions in FERC-administered ISO and RTO markets and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) from the provisions of the Commodity...more

CFTC Proposes Inter-Affiliate Clearing Exemption

On August 16, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a proposed rule to exempt swaps between certain affiliated entities from the clearing requirement set forth in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more

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