Aprobación de una ORIE

In accordance with its Article 24, first paragraph (see below), the Protocol was approved by the European Union on 8 April 2010. 

"A Regional Economic Integration Organisation which is constituted solely by sovereign States and has competence over some or all of the matters governed by the Protocol may equally sign, accept, approve or accede to the Protocol. The Regional Economic Integration Organisation shall in that case have the rights and obligations of a Contracting State, to the extent that the Organisation has competence over matters governed by the Protocol."