Taiwan allows onshore trading of foreign derivatives

Authorities take further steps to bring $300bn of overseas traded securities onshore


Taiwan regulators have relaxed restrictions on trading foreign derivatives onshore as part of a broader policy of what it terms "financial import substitution" – a strategy that aims to build up the domestic finance sector.

On July 30 Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) introduced a new policy allowing local banks, and Taiwanese branches of foreign banks, to trade and settle offshore-issued derivatives products for institutional clients in Taiwan. Previously these services could only

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