Parties and Riparian States
"Party" means a Range State or a regional economic integration organization for which this Agreement is in force.
"Range State" means any State that exercises sovereignty and/or jurisdiction over any part of the range of a cetacean population covered by this Agreement, or a State, flag vessels of which are engaged in activities in the Agreement area which may affect the conservation of cetaceans.
This Agreement is open for signature by any Range State, whether or not areas under its jurisdiction lie within the Agreement area, or regional economic integration organization, at least one member of which is a Range State.
Each Party designates a Focal Point for the Agreement.