The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight has issued an updated Guidebook and Appendices for reports to the CFTC under Part 20 of its regulations, which require large trader reports for certain physical commodity swaps.

The Guidebook and Appendices, which supersede prior versions of those documents, detail technical corrections corresponding to validation rules that the CFTC will use to review Part 20 submissions. The Guidebook includes reporting formats and record layouts for position reports and Form 102S filings, a data dictionary for mapping reportable data elements to a record layout and examples for converting swaps into futures equivalent units. The Appendices provide coding schema examples for FpML and FIXML formats.

The new validation rules are scheduled to be implemented in a test environment on July 6, and to go live on August 31.

More information is available here.