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Western Australia Wheat Futures and Options
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will list Western Australia Wheat Futures and Options (WAW) (PDF 88KB) on Monday 14 September 2009. Options on these futures contracts will be available to trade from Tuesday 15 September. The first contract maturity to be listed will be January 2010.
The listing of the WAW contract follows a record level of market activity for the month of August, when more than 600,000 tonnes of Australian grain and oilseed futures contracts traded at ASX. In the current financial year 2009-2010, average daily volume for the grain market has been 25,540 tonnes.
ASX has received regulatory clearance to add to the list of Underlying Commodities:
Western Australia Wheat
The deliverable grade is Australian origin and is a minimum of GTA Wheat Standard APW2, Standard Reference number CSG-104, as specified by Grain Trade Australia (GTA) 'Wheat Standards' and tested in accordance with the GTA Receival Standard Procedures.
Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited (CBH) is now an Australian Clearing House (ACH) approved bulk handler. Delivery of WAW contracts will occur within the existing grain receival, logistics and stock entitlement arrangements established under CBH Grain Express. Further information concerning CBH Group.
To improve invoice processing and simplify the delivery process, ACH will charge a new delivery fee of $10 per contract per side (50 cents per tonne) plus GST. This will be effective for deliveries against November 2009 contracts onward. The new delivery fee will incorporate title transfer fees that have to date been passed back to the party responsible for the transfer. WAW futures and options will be charged in line with the existing ASX Fee Schedule (PDF 52KB).
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