The membership of the JAA included many more countries than the membership of the European Union. The new European legislation for pilot licensing is legally binding on all Members of the European Union. Some former JAA Member States that are not EU members have decided to sign agreements with the European Commission / EASA that will bind them to comply with and administer the European rules for pilot licensing as if they were members of the EU. It follows that the new rules will apply to the same countries as JAR-FCL currently does, excepting any non-EU State that does not enter into an agreement. The full set of participating States (EU and non-EU) is sometimes referred to as the “EASA Member States”. All States will be audited by EASA “standardisation” teams.