On 9th March 2017, Jordan deposited its instrument of accession to the PCT, so becoming the 152nd Contracting State of the PCT.  This jurisdiction will become bound by the PCT on 9th June 2017. Consequently, any international application filed on or after 9th June 2017 will automatically include the designation of Jordan, and because Jordan will be bound by Chapter II of the PCT, it will automatically be elected in any demand filed in respect of an international application filed on or after the same date. Furthermore, nationals and residents of Jordan will be entitled, as from 9th June 2017, to file international applications under the PCT.