The demise of CFTC Form TO for commodity trade options | Financial services: Regulation tomorrow
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CFTC Responds to FAQ on Commodity Options

5/12/ · The Dodd-Frank Act defined “swap” to include a “put, call, cap, floor, collar, or similar option of any kind.” Despite industry arguments that physical delivery options were not intended to be regulated as swaps, the CFTC concluded that physical commodity options may fall within the Dodd-Frank . The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved, by a vote, a final rule regulating commodity options as "swaps" under The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), and an interim final rule (IFR) 1 establishing a "trade option exemption" that exempts certain physical option transactions from most, but not all, regulations related to swaps. The Commission has issued final and interim final rules to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act rearding Commodity Options. A list of proposed, final and interim rules for this topic, along with other related Federal Register notices, is provided below.

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The final commodity options rules noted that final rules defining the term "swap" published in the Federal Register on August 13, (final definitional rules) specify that if a commodity option or a transaction with optionality constitutes a forward contract, it is excluded from the scope of the swap definition and, as such, exempt from Dodd-Frank swaps regulations. The Commission has issued final and interim final rules to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act rearding Commodity Options. A list of proposed, final and interim rules for this topic, along with other related Federal Register notices, is provided below. 5/12/ · The Dodd-Frank Act defined “swap” to include a “put, call, cap, floor, collar, or similar option of any kind.” Despite industry arguments that physical delivery options were not intended to be regulated as swaps, the CFTC concluded that physical commodity options may fall within the Dodd-Frank .

Commodity Option Exemption under Dodd-Frank Temporarily Expanded by CFTC | Practical Law
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CFTC Eliminates Certain Trade Option Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for End Users

9/30/ · As a refresher, to qualify as a trade option (which are subject to lower regulatory burdens than other options or swaps), a commodity option must involve a physical commodity and meet three conditions: (1) the option is offered by either an “eligible contract participant” (generally speaking, a financially sophisticated entity) or a. Under this exemption, a commodity option is exempt from some (but not all) Dodd-Frank requirements if: (i) both parties intend that the option, if exercised, will be physically settled; (ii) the option seller is an eligible contract participant or a producer, processor, or commercial user of, or a merchant handling the commodity which is the. 3/16/ · blogger.com CFTC Eliminates Certain Trade Option Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for End Users. * A “trade option” is a commodity option for which: (1) the offeror is either an eligible contract participant or a producer, processor, commercial user of, or merchant handling the commodity that is the subject of the commodity.

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9/30/ · As a refresher, to qualify as a trade option (which are subject to lower regulatory burdens than other options or swaps), a commodity option must involve a physical commodity and meet three conditions: (1) the option is offered by either an “eligible contract participant” (generally speaking, a financially sophisticated entity) or a. 3/16/ · blogger.com CFTC Eliminates Certain Trade Option Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for End Users. * A “trade option” is a commodity option for which: (1) the offeror is either an eligible contract participant or a producer, processor, commercial user of, or merchant handling the commodity that is the subject of the commodity. Commodity Option Exemption under Dodd-Frank Temporarily Expanded by CFTCRelated ContentThe CFTC's Division of Market Oversight issued a no-action letter allowing market participants to temporarily rely on the recently issued exemption from Dodd-Frank swaps rules for physically delivered commodity option contracts without complying with all of its specified blogger.com full access to this.

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9/30/ · As a refresher, to qualify as a trade option (which are subject to lower regulatory burdens than other options or swaps), a commodity option must involve a physical commodity and meet three conditions: (1) the option is offered by either an “eligible contract participant” (generally speaking, a financially sophisticated entity) or a. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved, by a vote, a final rule regulating commodity options as "swaps" under The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), and an interim final rule (IFR) 1 establishing a "trade option exemption" that exempts certain physical option transactions from most, but not all, regulations related to swaps. The Commission has issued final and interim final rules to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act rearding Commodity Options. A list of proposed, final and interim rules for this topic, along with other related Federal Register notices, is provided below.