Taiwan Stock Exchange - Rules & Regulations Directory

Amendments

Title:
Operating Rules of the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation(2011.12.05)

Article 75-1
A securities broker opening an account for a principal shall comply with the following:
1. Except the following situation, if the principal is a natural person, he/she shall open the account against the original identity card and put signature/affix seal personally:
(1) where the principal is of no legal capacity or limited legal capacity, or has been declared by a court to be placed under assistance, his statutory agent, guardian, or assistant shall open the account against the original identity cards of the statutory agent, guardian, or assistant and that of the principal and put the signature/affix seal personally. If the principal has not received an identity card yet, a transcript of household register or household register may be supplied instead. The guardian or assistant shall also provide documentary evidence that he or she is the guardian or assistant.
(2) where the principal is a person dispatched by a juristic person to work overseas, he may entrust an agent to open the account against the original identity cards of the agent and the principal as well as the power of attorney and certificate of employment overseas issued by the said juristic person, both legalized by an ROC representative office or an institution entrusted by such office.
(3) (deleted).
2. Where the principal is a juristic person, the authorized person shall provide a copy of the registration document of the juristic person, a copy of the notice of issuance of uniform number for taxable entities issued by the tax authorities (a profit-seeking enterprise may be exempt from submitting such copy of notice), the power of attorney, and photocopies of the identification cards of the responsible person of the juristic entity and that of the authorized person for processing. The securities broker shall confirm in writing that the account is opened through authorization.
3. If the principal has engaged a custodian institution to open the account on its behalf, or submits proof that settlement is to be handled on its behalf by a custodian institution, it is not necessary to confirm in writing that the account is opened through authorization.
4. Where the principal is a group that is not incorporated as a juristic person, it shall open the account in the individual name of its responsible person, and include the group name side-by-side therewith in the account name. To open the account, the responsible person shall submit a photocopy of certification that the group has been registered with the competent authority (or of its approval for establishment, recordation, or other evidentiary document of its registration), photocopy of the notice of issuance of a uniform number for tax withholding entities issued by the tax authorities (if exempt from income tax withholding, one copy of the Certificate of Exemption from Tax Withholding must also be submitted), and a photocopy of the National Identity Card of the responsible person. At the time the account is opened, a central securities depository account shall also be opened, and the securities shall be deposited. However, the account may be used only for sell orders, and may not be used for buy orders, and when the securities broker accepts a sell order, the broker shall first collect in full the securities to be sold before it may proceed to place a quote for the sale.
5. Except for certain account numbers that it may handle as an account without a number under exceptional circumstances for which reasons have been noted, the securities broker shall assign an account number sequentially to each account in the order opened; provided that numbers cancelled in (calendar) years other than the current year may be used sequentially.
A securities broker shall ensure that the items supplied on the applications are error free and complete. It shall not accept any order to trade in or subscribe to securities from the principal unless it completes the account opening process and the written confirmation procedures referred to in subparagraphs 2 of the preceding paragraph and keys-in the account information and account number into the computer system of the TWSE.

Article 83
A securities broker shall keep complete and true records and vouchers when receiving or delivering securities or payments in connection with brokerage trading.
The vouchers referred to in the preceding paragraph shall include receipts for funds and securities collected in advance, vouchers on securities delivered, and trade reports. The format thereof and the particulars to be entered therein shall conform to the regulations prescribed by the Competent Authority. Where a financial institution concurrently engages in the business of a securities broker and has opened specific accounts for depositing funds which can be verified, it need not use trade reports.
A securities broker shall handle the receipt of securities or funds from its principals or delivery of securities or funds to its principals referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article by book-entry through the central securities depository accounts opened by its principals or through the deposit accounts opened by its principals with financial institutions designated by the securities broker, except under any of the following circumstances:
1. Where a securities investment trust fund, venture capital enterprises invested by the National Development Fund of the Executive Yuan, insurance enterprise, offshore overseas Chinese or foreign national, or an overseas Chinese or foreign national or mainland China area investor who has converted overseas corporate bonds held by him into stock or has converted overseas depositary receipts held by him into the underlying securities maintains a deposit account at the custodian institution (custodian bank), the receipt and payment of the purchase prices may be effected by account transfer (or remittance) through such account.
2. Fund collection or payment operations of centralized segregated trust asset accounts under the management of a trust enterprise that has the status of a central depository participant may be carried out by means of transfer (remittance).
3. Where a depositary institution of overseas depositary receipts has been engaged by its principal to redeem the overseas depositary receipts and sell the stock, it may receive the proceeds thereof by way of account transfer (or remittance) through the deposit account maintained at the custodian bank.
4. Where a principal places engages a securities investment consulting enterprise or a securities investment trust enterprise to conduct discretionary securities trading, the principal may open and maintain a deposit account at the custodian institution, and the receipt and payment of the purchase prices may be effected by account transfer (or remittance) through such account. When processing trade settlement, it is prohibited to transfer payment funds or securities between separate discretionary investment accounts of the same principal.
5. If a domestic bank or insurance company obtains a rating of twA- or higher from the Taiwan Ratings Corporation, or its rating by a credit rating institution approved or recognized by the Competent Authority meets or exceeds the qualification requirements of the Taiwan Ratings Corporation's twA- rating, its receipt and payment of purchase prices may be effected by account transfer (or remittance) during the period for which the aforementioned rating is valid.
6. If government agencies conduct securities trading settlement through deposit accounts of such institutions in accordance with laws and regulations, the receipt and payment of the purchase prices may be effected by account transfer (or remittance) through such accounts.
Securities received by a securities broker in connection with the brokerage trades shall be handled in accordance with the Rules for Custody of Securities and the Rules for Management of Transitionally Deposited Securities as approved by the Competent Authority.
The Rules for Management of Transitionally Deposited Securities referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be separately drawn up by the TWSE and implemented after approval by the Competent Authority.

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