For most countries, there is no legal requirement to prepare consolidated texts of modified treaties. Also, the MLI does not amend treaties like an amending protocol. Instead, the MLI modifies treaties by sitting alongside treaties. However, for purposes of clarity, many governments may produce some form of consolidated text as guidance to aid readers. Given that Signatories’ positions can change significantly until ratification of the MLI, most Signatories will not start to prepare consolidated versions immediately.