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Chapter 1 General Provisions
Article 1     These Operation Directions are adopted pursuant to Article 12 of the Taipei Exchange Administrative Directions for the Financial Derivative Trade Database (hereinafter, the "Administrative Directions").
Article 2     Financial institutions may perform the operations for transmission of trade information to the clearing house (hereinafter, the "operations") via the financial derivative trade database system provided by the Taipei Exchange.
    When a financial institution performs the operations, it shall comply with the provisions of these Operation Directions.
Chapter 2 Data Transmission Operations
Article 3     When a financial institution performs the operations, it shall report trade information at the time and in the format specified by the TPEx.
    The time and format for reporting under the preceding paragraph shall be separately provided by the TPEx.
Article 4     When a financial institution performs the operations, it shall first complete trade verification operations with the trade counterparty, and consent for the TPEx to transmit the trade data to the clearing house.
    The TPEx, after verifying that the two parties have consented and that the trade data provided by them matches, will transmit the trade data to the clearing house.
Article 5     When a financial institution performs the operations, it may, at any time before a trade has been accepted by the clearing house, cancel trade data that it has transmitted.
Article 6     When a financial institution performs the operations, if, at a time before a trade has been accepted by the clearing house, it wishes to modify trade data that it has reported, it may do so only after both parties to the trade have reached consent on the modification. The TPEx, after again verifying that the two parties have consented to the transmission by the TPEx of the modified data to the clearing house, and that the trade data provided by them matches, will transmit their modified trade data to the clearing house.
Article 7     When a financial institution reports trade data under Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Administrative Directions and consents for the TPEx to transmit the trade data to the clearing institution, after a trade has been accepted by the clearing house, the TPEx will proceed directly to change the trade counterparty originally reported by the financial institution to become the clearing house.
Article 8     When a financial institution performs the operations, it shall take the initiative to ensure that it complies with the relevant rules adopted by the clearing house including the specifications and reporting deadlines for centrally cleared products.
    Once a financial institution has performed the operations through the TPEx, it may not repeat the operations.
Article 9     When a financial institution performs the operations, it shall, based on the number of its trades transmitted in any given month, pay service fees at the rate publicly announced by the TPEx. The service fees are payable by the 10th calendar day of the following month.
    The service fee rate referred to in the preceding paragraph is subject to a maximum of NT$150 per trade.
Article 10     To meet needs encountered by the clearing house in performing central clearing business and the planning of related systems, the TPEx may provide the clearing house with data on trades required by law or regulation to be centrally cleared, or other data relevant to its needs. The clearing house shall pay the TPEx a data use processing fee or customized statement processing fee.
    The provision of the data mentioned in the preceding paragraph shall be done in accordance with the relevant operational procedures of the TPEx.
    The fee rate mentioned in paragraph 1 shall be set after negotiation between the TPEx and the clearing house.
Chapter 3 Supplementary Provisions
Article 11     These Operation Directions, and any amendments hereto, shall be publicly announced and enforced after submission to and approval by the competent authority.