Japan seeks changes to Dodd-Frank extraterritoriality on swaps


The Bank of Japan and Financial Services Agency (FSA) of the Government of Japan have asked the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to tone down its rules regarding the extraterritoriality of US derivatives regulations and defer the application of rules on cross-border transactions for at least a year.

The Japanese central bank and supervisory agency made the request in a letter sent to CFTC chairman Gary Gensler on August 13. The letter was published on the central bank's website

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