Where a securities broker accepts an order to sell registered securities that have never been transferred and its principal is not the owner of the securities, it shall handle the settlement in accordance with the Guidelines for Reporting by Securities Brokers of Sale of Securities Not Owned by the Principal as stipulated by the TWSE. The "owner" in the preceding sentence, unless otherwise provided, may not be an overseas Chinese or foreign national or mainland area investor.
The provisions of the preceding paragraph shall apply mutatis mutandis where a securities broker accepts an order to sell registered securities that have been transferred and for which transfer registration procedures have been carried out with the issuing company, and that meets any of the following conditions:
When accepting a brokerage order to sell securities pursuant to this article, the securities broker shall confirm that the quantity of securities in the order does not exceed the quantity identified in the certifying document furnished by the principal.
- Securities of a defaulting investor after the case is closed and withdrawal has been effected.
- Securities acquired through an inheritance or gift.
- Securities acquired through underwriting before November 1997.
- Collateral in the form of spot securities that a securities finance company or securities firm operating its own margin purchase and short sale operations has required an investor to deposit to offset a decline in the securities price to below the maintenance ratio.
- Securities that a bank has required a customer to pledge in the form of spot securities.
- Securities obtained through a final and unappealable court judgment.
- Other conditions reported to and approved by the TWSE.