Section 5b(h) of the Commodity Exchange Act

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 under Section 5b(h) of the Commodity Exchange Act. The provision permits CFTC to exempt a clearing organization from DCO registration if it determines that such organization is subject to comparable and comprehensive supervision by appropriate government authorities in the organization’s home country.  Press Release.