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Technical Notice

FINRA Termination of CTCI Protocol for Reporting Trades to TRACE AND ORF

March 09, 2020

This is the final reminder that beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, FINRA will no longer support the reporting of transactions to its TRACE and OTC Reporting Facility (ORF) products via the CTCI protocol.

Any client, including Service Bureaus, that currently utilizes CTCI and wishes to continue to deliver electronic transactions (i.e. not via TRAQS) must migrate to the FIX protocol by Monday, March 16, 2020.

Please note, fees will continue to be applied to all CTCI stations until formal removal requests are received by Technical Services. To request a removal please fill out the FINRA Services Port Request Form

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