The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight will hold a public roundtable on July 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET) to discuss the provision of the Commodity Exchange Act that, with an exception for “end users,” requires transactions in certain swaps to be executed only on a swap execution facility or designated contract market.

The roundtable will focus on approaches to the mandatory trading requirement, academic perspectives on made available to trade (MAT) determinations, data-based assessments of MAT and an industry analysis of the MAT process. Members of the public may submit comments regarding the roundtable topics electronically through the CFTC’s online comments process, or via mail sent to:

Christopher Kirkpatrick

Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Three Lafayette Centre

1155 21st Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20581

All comments must be submitted by August 17.

The roundtable, which will be held at the CFTC’s headquarters in Washington, DC, will be open to the public and accessible through a listen-only, toll-free telephone line. A transcript of the roundtable will be available on

More information is available here.