The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted today to define when trades are considered swaps under the Dodd-Frank Act, a step that triggers more than a dozen rules under the 2010 financial-regulation overhaul.

The agency’s commissioners voted 4-1 to approve a 600-page measure governing when interest-rate, credit, commodity and other trades involving companies including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Barclays Plc and Cargill Inc. should face rules to limit risk in the $648 trillion global market. The Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously approved the rule in a private vote on July 6, the agency said in a statement yesterday.

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