SEC Form 18-12B

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DEFINITION of 'SEC Form 18-12B'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also known as the Application for Registration of Foreign Governments and Political Subdivisions, used to register securities to be offered by foreign governments in the U.S. markets. The information required on SEC Form 18-12B includes the title, type and amount of security, as well as the exchanges it will trade on.

BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form 18-12B'

SEC Form 18-12B is useful for getting a snapshot of information about a foreign security that is currently available in the United States. Many investors used the SEC Form 18-12B to get a clearer picture of which department of a foreign government is issuing the security as well as the maturity date and interest rate of bond issue.

Related SEC Forms:
SEC Forms 18-12B/A, 18-12G, 18-12G/A

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