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Appendix B Australia’s Bilateral Safeguards Agreements

Table 17: Australia’s Bilateral Safeguards Agreements at 30 June 2011[31][32]

Country Entry into Force
Republic of Korea 2 May 1979
United Kingdom 24 July 1979
Finland 9 February 1980
Canada 9 March 1981
Sweden 22 May 1981
France 12 September 1981
Euratom31 15 January 1982
Philippines 11 May 1982
Japan 17 August 1982
Switzerland 27 July 1988
Egypt 2 June 1989
Mexico 17 July 1992
New Zealand 1 May 2000
United States (covering cooperation on Silex technology) 24 May 2000
Czech Republic 17 May 2002
United States (covering supply to Taiwan) 17 May 2002
Hungary 15 June 2002
Argentina 12 January 2005
People’s Republic of China32 3 February 2007
Russian Federation 11 November 2010
United States 22 December 2010

Note: Australia also has an Agreement with Singapore concerning cooperation on physical protection of nuclear materials, which entered into effect on 15 December 1989.


[31] The Euratom agreement covers all 27 member states of the European Union. The agreement is due to expire on 15 January 2012. At the end of the reporting period, a revised and expanded agreement was under negotiation. The new agreement was subsequently signed on 5 September 2011 and is awaiting entry into force.

[32] Australia has two agreements with China, one covering nuclear material transfers and one covering nuclear cooperation.

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