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Technical Notice

Final 2019 CTCI Migration Production Test for TRACE and ORF

December 05, 2019

FINRA currently supports three methods for the reporting of transactions to its TRACE and Over-The -Counter Reporting (ORF) products – FIX, Computer-to-Computer Interface (CTCI) and TRAQS. As announced in August 2018, beginning in early first quarter 2020, FINRA will no longer support the CTCI protocol (CTCI/TCP; CTCI/MQ) for both TRACE and ORF transaction reporting. Any client, including Service Bureaus, that currently utilizes CTCI and wishes to continue to deliver electronic transactions (i.e., not via TRAQS) needs to migrate to the FIX protocol by Monday, February 3, 2020

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET, FINRA will offer another opportunity for any client or Service Bureau wanting to test their production FIX connections and software. This will be the final 2019 production test.


Test Connectivity
(212) 231-5180 Option 1
[email protected]

Test Registration (register by December 12, 2019)
(212) 231-5180, Option 1
[email protected] 

Test Day Software Questions
(800) 519-4276; p/c 8584438
FINRA Product Management

Questions regarding this notice should be sent to FINRA Product Management or call (866) 899-2107.