The Exchanges urged firms to undertake due diligence given the breadth of recent Venezuelan sanctions, which cover any entity or individual owned or controlled by the Venezuelan government. The Exchanges reminded clearing member firms to comply with Rule 543 (Restrictions on Access for Sanctioned Parties and Jurisdictions) and Rule 981 (Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Sanctions Compliance). For all other parties, the Exchanges reminded them to adhere to applicable anti-money laundering and economic sanctions laws.
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