Specifies whether a party to a swap is using an exception to a clearing requirement. In the US, one such clearing requirement is CFTC's rule pursuant to CEA Section 2(h)(1).
- 0 = No exception
1 = Exception
Used to indicate an exception to a clearing requirement without elaborating on the type of exception.
2 = End-user exception
In the US, see CFTC Final Rule on End-User Exception to Clearing Requirements for Swaps Fact Sheet http://www.cftc.gov/ucm/groups/public/@newsroom/documents/file/eue_factsheet_final.pdf
3 = Inter-affiliate exception
In the US, see CFTC Final Rule - Clearing Exemption for Swaps Between Certain Affiliated Entities http://www.cftc.gov//ucm/groups/public/@lrfederalregister/documents/file/2013-07970a.pdf
4 = Treasury affiliate exception
In the US, see CFTC No Action Letter 13-22 No Action Relief from the Clearing Requirement for Swaps Entered into by Eligible Treasury Affiliates http://www.cftc.gov/ucm/groups/public/@lrlettergeneral/documents/letter/13-22.pdf
5 = Cooperative exception
Clearing exception for certain swaps entered into by cooperatives. In the US, see Regulation 50.51(a) Definition of Exempt Cooperative: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/08/22/2013-19945/clearing-exemption-for-certain-swaps-entered-into-by-cooperatives