July 31, 2018
CFTC’s Division of Clearing and Risk Extends No-Action Relief for Shanghai Clearing House
Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR) today issued a no-action letter extending the relief provided to Shanghai Clearing House (SHCH) in CFTC Letter 16-56, which, as extended by CFTC Letters No. 17-26, 17-62, and 18-04, expires February 28, 2019. The extension will last until the earlier of July 31, 2021 or the date on which the CFTC exempts SHCH from registration as a derivatives clearing organization (DCO).
The extension provides that DCR will not recommend that the CFTC take enforcement action against SHCH for failing to register as a DCO as required by Section 5b(a) of the Commodity Exchange Act in light of SHCH’s pending petition for an exemption from registration as a DCO. Under this relief, SHCH is permitted to clear certain swaps subject to mandatory clearing in the People’s Republic of China for the proprietary trades of SHCH clearing members that are U.S. persons or affiliates of U.S. persons.