- Article 34 relates to the process for signing the Convention, which is now closed.
- Pursuant to Article 35, states may however become a party to the Convention by lodging an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.
- States and regional economic integration organisations can become party to the Convention, but there are differences in terms of the rights and responsibilities that both have under the instrument.
- Article 37 stipulates which texts of the Convention are deemed authentic.
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