SEC Office of International Affairs

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19 Jun 2006

We have added to our US Securities and Exchange Commission Page some background information about the SEC's Office of International Affairs (OIA).

OIA promotes investor protection in the global capital market by advancing international regulatory and enforcement cooperation, promoting the adoption of high regulatory standards worldwide, and facilitating technical assistance programs to strengthen the regulatory infrastructure in emerging market countries. The office also seeks to facilitate cross-border securities transactions, while working to minimise the extent to which international borders can be used to avoid regulatory compliance or escape detection and prosecution of fraudulent securities activities. Using OIA staff's specialised knowledge of international markets and foreign law and regulations, the office provides the Commission and staff with advice and assistance in international enforcement and regulatory matters. On the OIA website there is information about the SEC's various international program activities, including in the areas of SEC rulemaking, multilateral policy initiatives, international enforcement cooperation, and technical assistance. There is also find information about the SEC's cooperative arrangements with foreign regulators.

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