On March 6th, the National Futures Association announced that swap dealers and major swap participants may become NFA members beginning April 1, 2013. The CFTC recently approved amendments to NFA Bylaw 1301(f) allowing NFA to adopt an annual membership dues structure for SDs and MSPs. As of April 1, 2013, NFA will begin invoicing provisionally registered SDs and MSPs for the first quarterly installment of their annual NFA membership dues. NFA Information Memo I-13-06.