Release Number 8130-20

March 12, 2020

CFTC to Hold an Open Commission Meeting on March 19

— Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Heath P. Tarbert today announced the CFTC will hold an open meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) to consider the following:

  • Final Rule: Amendment to Regulation 23.161—Compliance Schedule Extension for Initial Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps
  • Proposed Rule: Amendments to Compliance Requirements for Commodity Pool Operators on Form CPO-PQR
  • Final Interpretive Guidance: Retail Commodity Transactions Involving Certain Digital Assets
  • Other Commission Business

As a precaution due to the coronavirus, members of the public, including media, will not be able to attend the open meeting in person. However, the public may listen to a live, audio-only feed via conference call using a domestic toll-free telephone or international toll or toll-free number. A live webcast may also be available in the event the open meeting is conducted in person.  In that case, only a limited number of essential CFTC staff will participate in person. These steps demonstrate the CFTC’s commitment to continuing to perform the public’s business in a transparent manner while prioritizing the health and safety of agency personnel.



CFTC Open Meeting



CFTC Headquarters Conference Center
1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20581




Via Conference Call



Thursday, March 19, 2020



10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT


Listening/Viewing Instructions: To listen to the live audio feed, call the toll or toll-free numbers listed below. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation. If applicable, the live webcast will be hosted on


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