The CFTC must explicitly approve any non-US index futures, foreign government debt products, and non-US index options that settle into futures for trading by US residents. The following index futures and index options on futures have been approved by the CFTC for trading by US residents:
Foreign government debt obligations: Debt obligations of a foreign government must be designated as an exempted security by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under SEC Rule 3a12-8 before a futures contract or option thereon can be offered or sold in the United States. Government debt instruments issued by the following countries have been designated by the SEC as exempted securities: United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Australia, France, New Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Belgium, and Sweden.
US customers that are Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIBs) can trade equity options or cash-settled index options offered on the following exchanges: