Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2016)  
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2016)]
[Page 66641]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23351]



Renewal of the Global Markets Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is 
publishing this notice to announce the renewal of the Global Markets 
Advisory Committee (GMAC). The Commission has determined that the 
renewal of the GMAC is necessary and in the public's interest, and the 
Commission has consulted with the General Services Administration's 
Committee Management Secretariat regarding the GMAC's renewal.

Federal Officer, at 202-418-5425 or [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GMAC's objectives and scope of 
activities are to conduct public meetings, and to submit reports and 
recommendations on matters of public concern to the exchanges, firms, 
market users, and the Commission regarding the regulatory challenges of 
a global marketplace, which reflect the increasing interconnectedness 
of markets and the multinational nature of business. The GMAC will help 
the Commission determine how it can avoid unnecessary regulatory or 
operational impediments to global business while still preserving core 
protections for customers and other market participants. The GMAC will 
also make recommendations for appropriate international standards for 
regulating futures, swaps, options, and derivatives markets, as well as 
intermediaries. Additionally, the GMAC will assist the Commission in 
assessing the impact on U.S. markets and firms of the Commission's 
international efforts and the initiatives of foreign regulators and 
market authorities. The GMAC will also assist with identifying methods 
to improve both domestic and international regulatory structures while 
continuing to allow U.S. markets and firms to remain competitive in the 
global market.
    The GMAC will operate for two years from the date of renewal unless 
the Commission directs that the GMAC terminate on an earlier date. A 
copy of the GMAC renewal charter has been filed with the Commission; 
the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the House 
Committee on Agriculture; the Library of Congress; and the General 
Services Administration's Committee Management Secretariat. A copy of 
the renewal charter will be posted on the Commission's Web site at 

    Dated: September 23, 2016.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-23351 Filed 9-27-16; 8:45 am]