International Agreements

Part of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's (CNSC) mandate is to implement international obligations on the peaceful use of nuclear materials and technology to which Canada has agreed. To achieve this objective, the CNSC works bilaterally and multilaterally with partners around the world to maintain a safe, secure and peaceful international nuclear sector.

Types of International Instruments

International instruments comprise a variety of documents. They include treaties, agreements, conventions, charters, protocols, declarations, memoranda of understanding, and exchanges of notes.

A treaty is "an international agreement concluded between States in written form and governed by international law, whether embodied in a single instrument, or in two or more related instruments and whatever its particular designation" (Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties). Treaties are most commonly referred to as Treaty, Convention, Agreement, or Protocol. An exchange of diplomatic notes or letters can also be a treaty.

Governments use non-legally binding instruments in international relations to express political and moral commitments as opposed to undertakings governed by public international law. These instruments are usually entitled "Memoranda of Understanding" or "Arrangements".

Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (NCA)

Canada's non-proliferation policy stipulates that Canadian-supplied nuclear material, equipment and technology may only be transferred to countries with which Canada has concluded a bilateral NCA. NCAs establish reciprocated obligations to minimize risk associated with major nuclear items. These include assurances that exports are properly protected, safely handled, used for peaceful purposes and that Canada maintains control over nuclear exports.

Administrative Arrangement (AA) pursuant to NCA

Canada's NCAs contain a provision authorizing the CNSC as the appropriate government authority on the part of Canada to establish AAs to facilitate the effective implementation of an NCA.

Administrative Arrangement (AA) on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

These non-legally binding bilateral arrangements between the CNSC and foreign regulatory counterparts implement key import and export control provisions of the IAEA Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (the Code), and the supplementary Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources (the Guidance). The objective of the AAs is to establish efficient and harmonized bilateral procedures for the implementation of import and export controls, thus reducing the risk of undue delays in authorizing transfers of such sources. 

Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU)

A MOU, under Section 21(1)( a) of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act (NSCA), empowers the CNSC to enter into arrangements with any regulatory agency or department of a government or any international agency. These arrangements provide a framework for bilateral cooperation, and provide parties with assurances regarding the security of information exchanged, as well as enhanced clarity about responsibilities regarding visits and costs related to cooperation initiatives, among other benefits. While these arrangements are not legally binding, they nonetheless represent serious political commitments

Countries

Argentina

Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Argentine Republic for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: July 1996

Administrative Arrangement Between the Atomic Energy Control Board and the Comision Nacional Atomica Pursuant to the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Argentine Republic for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Argentina NCA

Date: September 1996

Administrative Arrangement Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear of Argentina for Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Description: The AA provides for the harmonization of regulatory controls on the import and export of radioactive sources

Date: June 2009

News Release: Canada and Argentina Sign Arrangement on Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Administrative Arrangement between the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada and the Ente Nacional Regulador Nuclear of the Argentine Republic for Technical Co-operation and Exchange of Information in Nuclear Regulatory Matters

Description: The Arrangement is for technical cooperation and exchange of information

Date: September 1996

Australia

Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of Australia Constituting an Agreement providing for Re-Transfers of Canadian Nuclear Material

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: March 1981

Amended on: April 1995

Administrative Arrangement Between the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Pursuant to the Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of Australia Concerning The Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Australia NCA

Date: May 1982

Amended on: October 2010

CNSC President Michael Binder (Left) and Dr. Carl-Magnus Larsson, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) (Right)
CNSC President Michael Binder (Left) and Dr. Carl-Magnus Larsson, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) (Right)

Administrative Arrangement Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency for Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Description: The Arrangement provides for the regulatory harmonization of import and export control procedures pursuant to the IAEA Code and Guidance

Date: September 2010

News Release: Canada Signs Agreement on Import and Export of Radioactive Sources with Australia at the International Atomic Energy Agency 54th General Conference

Memorandum of Understanding for Technical Co-operation and Exchange of Information in Nuclear Regulatory Matters Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Description: The MOU is for technical cooperation and exchange of information

Date: November 2007

Brazil

Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil for Co-Operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: May 1996

Administrative Arrangement Between the Atomic Energy Control Board and the Comissao Nacional de Energia Nuclear Pursuant to the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil for Co-Operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Brazil NCA

Date: April 1997

Administrative Arrangement Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the National Nuclear Energy Commission of Brazil for Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Description: The AA provides for the regulatory harmonization of import and export control procedures pursuant to the IAEA Code and Guidance

Date: July 2009

Chile

Administrative Arrangement Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Comision Chilena de Energia Nuclear for Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Description: The AA provides for the regulatory harmonization of import and export control procedures pursuant to the IAEA Code and Guidance

Date: December 2011

News Release: Canada Signs Agreement on Import and Export of Radioactive Sources with Chile

China

Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People's Republic of China for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: November 1994

Administrative Arrangement Between the Atomic Energy Control Board and the China Atomic Energy Authority Pursuant to the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People's Republic of China for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-China NCA

Date: February 1997

Colombia

Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of The Republic of Colombia For Co-Operation In The Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: June 1988

Administrative Arrangement Between the Atomic Energy Control Board and the Instituto de Asuntos Nucleares Pursuant to the Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of The Republic of Colombia For Co-Operation In The Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Colombia NCA

Date: January 1989

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Colombia for Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Description: The MOU provides for the regulatory harmonization of import and export control procedures pursuant to the IAEA Code and Guidance

Date: April 2009

Czech Republic

Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Czech Republic for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear technology (those of nuclear material and equipment are covered under the Canada-Euratom NCA)

Date: February 1995

Administrative Arrangement between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Czech State Office for Nuclear Safety

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Czech Republic NCA

Date: September 2000

Egypt

Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of The Arab Republic of Egypt For Co-Operation In The Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: November 1982

Administrative Understandings Between the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada and the Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt Pursuant to the Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of The Arab Republic of Egypt For Co-Operation In The Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Egypt NCA

Date: July 1989

Euratom

Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) For Co-operation In The Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials and equipment

Date: November 1959

Amended on: July 1991

Working Consolidation of Existing Administrative Documents Pursuant to the 1959 Agreement Between the Government of Canada and Euratom for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Euratom NCA

Date: May 1987

Amended on: November 2002

Finland

Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of The Republic of Finland Concerning the Uses of Nuclear Material, Equipment, Facilities and Information Transferred Between Canada and Finland

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear technology (those of nuclear material and equipment are covered under the Canada-Euratom NCA)

Date: August 1976

Administrative Arrangement Between the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada and the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Finland

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Finland NCA

Date: October 1993

Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation and the Exchange of Nuclear Regulatory Information between the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Description: The MOU is for technical cooperation and exchange of information

Date: September 2010

News Release: Canada Signs Regulatory Cooperation Agreements on Nuclear Safety and Regulation with France, Finland and Romania at the International Atomic Energy Agency 54th General Conference

CNSC President Michael Binder (Left) and Jukka Laaksonen, (Right) Director General, Radiation and Nuclear Safety (STUK) - Finland

France

Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation and Exchange of Information in Nuclear Regulatory Matters between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Directorate General for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection

Description: The MOU is for technical cooperation and exchange of information. The Directorate General for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection, now the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN).

Date: September 2005

Protocol for the Exchange of Technical and Regulatory Information Regarding Application Reviews of New Nuclear Power Plants Under Consideration in Canada and France

Description: The French Party is the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN). This Protocol is an integral part of the MOU with ASN.

Date: April 2009

Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation and Exchange of Information in Nuclear Regulatory Matters between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety of France

Description: The MOU is for technical cooperation and exchange of information

Date: September 2010

News Release: Canada Signs Regulatory Cooperation Agreements on Nuclear Safety and Regulation with France, Finland and Romania at the International Atomic Energy Agency 54th General Conference

CNSC President Michael Binder (Left) and Jacques Repussard, (Right) Director General, Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) - France

Subsidiary Arrangement of the Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation and Exchange of Information in Nuclear Regulatory Matters between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire regarding the collaboration on tritium as part of the ITER project

Description: This subsidiary Arrangement is for the collaboration on tritium as part of the ITER project

Date: June 2011

Germany

Agreement And Exchange of Notes Between The Government of Canada And The Government of The Federal Republic of Germany For Cooperation In The Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear technology (those of nuclear material and equipment are covered under the Canada-Euratom NCA)

Date: December 1957

Hungary

Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of The Hungarian People's Republic For Cooperation In The Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear technology (those of nuclear material and equipment are covered under the Canada-Euratom NCA)

Date: January 1988

Administrative Arrangement Between the Atomic Energy Control Board and the National Atomic Energy Commission Pursuant to the Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of The Hungarian People's Republic For Cooperation In The Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Hungary NCA

Date: August 1989

India

Appropriate Arrangement Between the CNSC and India's Department of Atomic Energy to implement the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (NCA) between the two countries.

Description: The Arrangement allows for the implementation of the NCA and ensures appropriate oversight with respect to the information required by Canada. It establishes a Joint Committee between Canada and India to ensure ongoing discussions and information sharing in a number of areas. A Nuclear Cooperation Agreement and Appropriate Arrangement provide the framework through which nuclear cooperation for peaceful purposes is conducted.

Date: April 2013

News Release: Canada and India Sign Appropriate Arrangement for Nuclear Cooperation

Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (NCA) Between Canada and India

Description: The NCA provides bilateral treaty level obligations and assurances that nuclear material, equipment and technology transferred between Canada and India will only be used for peaceful uses. The NCA calls for the appropriate government authorities in each country, namely the CNSC and the Indian Department of Atomic Energy, to establish appropriate arrangements in order to facilitate the effective implementation of the NCA.

Date: June 2010

Indonesia

Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of The Republic of Indonesia Concerning The Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: July 1983

Administrative Arrangement between the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada and the Nuclear Energy Control Board of Indonesia (BAPETEN) for Technical Cooperation and Exchange of Information in Nuclear Regulatory Matters

Description: Notwithstanding, the title, this is an MOU for technical cooperation and exchange of information.

Date: September 1998

Ireland

Administrative Arrangement between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland for Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Description: The AA provides for the regulatory harmonization of import and export control procedures pursuant to the IAEA Code and Guidance

Date: April 2013

News Release: Canada and Ireland Sign Arrangement on Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Israel

Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation and Exchange of Information in Nuclear Regulatory Matters between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Atomic Energy Commission of Israel

Description: The MOU is for technical cooperation and exchange of information

Date: September 2011

News Release: The CNSC Participates at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 55th General Conference

News Release: Canada signs memorandum of understanding to exchange nuclear regulatory information and training with Israel at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 55th General Conference

CNSC President Michael Binder (right) and Dr Shaul Chorev (left), Head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission.

Italy

Administrative Arrangement Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Istitutp Superiore per la Protezione e la Riverca Ambientale of Italy for Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Description: The AA provides for the regulatory harmonization of import and export control procedures pursuant to the IAEA Code and Guidance

Date: January 2012

News Release: Canada Signs Agreement with Italy on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Japan

Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of Japan For Co-operation In The Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: July 1960

Amended on: April 1983

Memorandum between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Science and Technology Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan for Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Description: The AA provides for the regulatory harmonization of import and export control procedures pursuant to the IAEA Code and Guidance

Date: April 2010

News Release: Canada and Japan Sign Agreement on Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Jordan

Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for Co-Operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: June 2009

Administrative Arrangement Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission Pursuant to the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for Co-Operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Jordan NCA

Date: September 2009

News Release: CNSC and JNRC Sign Administrative Arrangement Pursuant to Canada-Jordan Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

Administrative Arrangement for Cooperation and the Exchange of Nuclear Regulatory Information between the Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Description: The Arrangement is for technical cooperation and exchange of information

Date: September 2011

News Release: The CNSC Participates at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 55th General Conference

News Release: Canada signs administrative arrangement to exchange nuclear regulatory information and training with Jordan at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 55th General Conference

CNSC President Michael Binder (right) and Dr Jamal Sharaf (left), Director General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of Jordan.

Kazakhstan

Agreement Between the Government Of Canada and the Government Of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology, to ensure their use for peaceful purposes only

Date: November 2013

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Committee of Atomic Energy of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan have signed Administrative Arrangement (AA) pursuant to the Agreement Between the Government Of Canada and the Government Of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.

Description: The AA establishes principles and regulatory procedures to implement the provisions of the NCA when nuclear material, equipment or technology is transferred between Canada and Kazakhstan.

Date: November 2013

News Release: Canada and Kazakhstan Sign Administrative Arrangement

Mexico

Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United Mexican States For Co-Operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: February 1995

Administrative Arrangement Between the Atomic Energy Board of Canada and the Secretaria de Energia, Minas E Industria Paraestatal of the United Mexican States Pursuant to the Agreement Between the Government of the United Mexican States and the Government of Canada For Co-Operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Mexico NCA

Date: November 1994

Administrative Arrangement Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards for Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Description: The AA provides for the regulatory harmonization of import and export control procedures pursuant to the IAEA Code and Guidance

Date: March 2009

Peru

Administrative Arrangement Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Instituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear for Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Description: The AA provides for the regulatory harmonization of import and export control procedures pursuant to the IAEA Code and Guidance

Date: October 2011

Philippines

Agreement Between The Government of Canada and the Government of The Republic of The Philippines Concerning The Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Material, Equipment, Facilities And Information Transferred Between Canada And The Republic of The Philippines

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: April 1983

Republic Of Korea

Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of The Republic of Korea For Co-Operation In The Development And Application of Atomic Energy For Peaceful Purposes

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: January 1976

Amended on: June 1989

Administrative Procedures Established by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Pursuant to the Exchanges of Notes Between the Government of the Republic of Korea and the Government of Canada and Constituting an Agreement and an Understanding Relating to the Transfer of Tritium Items for the Tritium Removal Facility

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Korea Exchange of Notes

Date: June 2001

Memorandum of Understanding for Technical Co-operation and Exchange of Information in Nuclear Regulatory Matters between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission of the Republic of Korea

Description: The MOU is for technical cooperation and exchange of information

Date: June 2007

Amended on: April 2012

News Release: Agreements signed at the International Nuclear Regulators Association

CNSC President Michael Binder (right) and NSSC Chairman and Chief Regulatory Officer Chang Sun Kang (left), Head of the Republic of Korea Nuclear.

Romania

Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Romania for Co-operation in the Development and Application of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear technology (those of nuclear material and equipment are covered under the Canada-Euratom NCA)

Date: June 1978

Amended on: October 1994

Administrative Understanding Between the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada and the National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control of Romania

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Romania NCA

Date: May 2000

Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation and Exchange of Information in Nuclear Regulatory Matters between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control of Romania

Description: The MOU is for technical cooperation and exchange of information

Date: September 2010

News Release: Canada Signs Regulatory Cooperation Agreements on Nuclear Safety and Regulation with France, Finland and Romania at the International Atomic Energy Agency 54th General Conference

CNSC President Michael Binder (Left) and Borbála Vajda, (Right) President, National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control (CNCAN) - Romania Safety and Security Commission.

Russian Federation

Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy (with Annexes)

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: November 1989

Administrative Arrangements Between The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission And The State Atomic Energy Cooperation "ROSATOM" Pursuant To The Agreement Between The Government Of Canada And The Government Of The Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics For Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, 20 November, 1989

Description: The AA is Pursuant to the Canada-Russia NCA

Date: August 1991

Amended on: February 2012

News Release: The CNSC and ROSATOM (Russian Federation) sign an amended Administrative Arrangement for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

The AA was signed by President of the CNSC, Dr. Michael Binder (Left) at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ottawa on February 7, 2012, The Russian Ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Georgiv Mamedov, witnessed the signing ceremony. Safety and Security Commission.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada and the Federal Nuclear and Radiation Safety Authority of Russia for Technical Co-operation and Exchange of Information

Description: The MOU is for technical cooperation and exchange of information

Date: January 1996

Slovakia

Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Slovak Republic for Co-Operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear technology (those of nuclear material and equipment are covered under the Canada-Euratom NCA)

Date: October 1996

Administrative Arrangement Between the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada and the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic Pursuant to the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Slovak Republic for Co-Operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Slovakia NCA

Date: September 1999

Slovenia

Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear technology (those of nuclear material and equipment are covered under the Canada-Euratom NCA)

Date: April 1996

Administrative Arrangement Between the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada and the Slovenian Nuclear Energy Administration Pursuant to the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Slovenia NCA

Date: May 1995

South Africa

Memorandum of Understanding for Technical Co-Operation and Exchange of Information in Nuclear Regulatory Matters between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Nation Nuclear Regulator of the Republic of South Africa

Description: The MOU is for technical cooperation and exchange of information

Date: September 2007

Spain

Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of Spain For Co-Operation In The Development And Application of Atomic Energy For Peaceful Purposes

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear technology (those of nuclear material and equipment are covered under the Canada-Euratom NCA)

Date: April 1976

Administrative Arrangement for the Transfer of Technology between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce of Spain Pursuant to the 1976 Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Spain for Co-operation in the Development and Application of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Spain NCA

Date: August 2005

Sweden

Agreement Between The Government of Canada And The Government of Sweden Concerning The Uses of Nuclear Material, Equipment, Facilities And Information Transferred Between Canada And Sweden

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear technology (those of nuclear material and equipment are covered under the Canada-Euratom NCA)

Date: November 1991

Administrative Arrangement Between the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada and the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate Pursuant to the Canada/Sweden Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Sweden NCA

Date: February 1992

Switzerland

Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters to facilitate the implementation of article V of the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Swiss Federal Council for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: June 1989

Administrative Arrangement between the Atomic Energy Control Board and the Swiss Federal Council for Co-Operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-Switzerland NCA

Date: December 1987

Thailand

Administrative Arrangement Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Office of Atoms for Peace of Thailand for Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

Description: The AA provides for the regulatory harmonization of import and export control procedures pursuant to the IAEA Code and Guidance

Date: September 2009

News Release: Canada Signs Agreement on Import and Export of Radioactive Sources with Thailand at the International Atomic Energy Agency 54th General Conference

CNSC President Michael Binder (Left) and Dr. Chaivat Toskulkao, (Right) Secretary General, Offices of Atoms for Peace of Thailand.

Turkey

Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Turkey for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: July 1986

Ukraine

Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of Ukraine for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: January 1999

Administrative Arrangement Between the Atomic Energy Control Board and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Nuclear Safety Pursuant to the Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of Ukraine for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-United States NCA

Date: January 1999

United Arab Emirates

Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United Arab Emirates for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: September 2012

Administrative Arrangement Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Pursuant to the Agreement Between the Government Of Canada and the Government Of United Arab Emirates for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-UAE NCA

Date: September 2012

News Release: Canada and UAE Sign Administrative Arrangement

United Kingdom

Arrangement for the Exchange of Information in the Area of Regulation of Nuclear Energy Use for Peaceful Purposes between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the Health and Safety Executive of Great Britain.

Description: The arrangement is for the exchange of Information in the area of regulation of nuclear energy use for peaceful purposes

Date: April 2005

Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Trade and Industry of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission concerning the Protection of Shared Classified Information

Description: The MOU is for technical cooperation and exchange of information

Date: March 2005

United States

Agreement for cooperation concerning civil uses of atomic energy between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada

Description: The NCA governs imports and exports of nuclear materials, equipment and technology

Date: July 1955

Amended on: August 1988

Administrative Arrangement Between the US Department of Energy and the Atomic Energy Control Board Pursuant to the Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Atomic Energy Between the Govern­ment of the United States of America and the Government of Canada, as Amended

Description: The AA is pursuant to the Canada-United States NCA

Date: August 1987

Memorandum of Cooperation Between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Import and Export of Certain Radioactive Sources

Description: The MOU provides for the regulatory harmonization of import and export control procedures pursuant to the IAEA Code and Guidance

Date: September 2010

News Release: Canada Amends Its Memorandum of Cooperation on Import and Export of Radioactive Sources with the United States at the International Atomic Energy Agency 54th General Conference

CNSC President Michael Binder (Left) and Dr. Gregory B. Jaczko, (Right) Chairman, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Arrangement between the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) and The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for the exchange of technical information and cooperation in nuclear safety matters

Description: The MOU is for technical cooperation and exchange of information

Date: March 2007

Amended on: April 2012

News Release: Canada Signs Memorandum Of Understanding To Exchange Nuclear Regulatory Information and Training With the Republic of Korea

CNSC President Michael Binder (left) and US NRC Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko (right), Headof the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Technical Arrangement for the Exchange of Classified Information between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Description: The arrangement is for the exchange of classified information between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Date: June 2009

Administrative Arrangement between the United States Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Jointly, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the Sharing of Information regarding the Joint Canada-United States Guide for approval of Type B(U) and Fissile Material Transportation Packages

Description: The arrangement is for the sharing of information regarding the Joint Canada-United States Guide for approval of Type B(U) and Fissile Material Transportation Packages

Date: September 2011

News Release: Canada signs joint arrangement with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the United States Department of Transportation

News Release: The CNSC Participates at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 55th General Conference

CNSC President Michael Binder (left) and US NRC Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko (right), Head of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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