Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office: Annual Report 2012-13

Appendix B Australia's Bilateral Safeguards Agreements

Table 18: Australia's Bilateral Safeguards Agreements at 30 June 2013

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
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 China37
3 February 2007
Russian Federation
11 November 2010
United States
22 December 2010
Euratom38
1 January 2012

Note: The above list does not include Australia's NPT safeguards Agreement with the IAEA, concluded on 10 July 1974. In addition to the above Agreements, Australia also has an Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement with Singapore Concerning Cooperation on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials, which entered into force on 15 December 1989.


37 Australia has two agreements with China, one covering nuclear material transfers and one covering nuclear cooperation.

38 Euratom is the atomic energy agency of the European Union. The Euratom agreement covers all 28 member states of the European Union, including Croatia, which joined the European Union on 1 July 2013.