Shanghai International Energy Exchange: Direct Trading Access for Overseas Participants

After nearly two years of preparation, the Shanghai International Energy Exchange Corporation (“INE”) finally issued its rules (“INE Rules”) to the market in May 2017. As of September 2017, INE has admitted over 150 Chinese futures companies as members and is carrying out offshore registration in key commodity centres with a view to admitting trading members from outside Mainland China. It is now expected that INE’s trading platform will be officially launched within 2017.

Linklaters published a bulletin on INE in April 2015 after the initial release of the draft INE rules. This bulletin has been published for the purposes of updating our bulletin of April 2015 and reflecting changes made in the final INE Rules and further market developments since then.

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