The CNSC and ROSATOM (Russian Federation) sign an amended Administrative Arrangement for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
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March 2, 2012
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the State Atomic Energy Corporation of the Russian Federation (ROSATOM) have signed an amended Administrative Arrangement (AA) for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The AA updates administrative procedures related to the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement signed between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for cooperation in the peaceful uses of the nuclear energy.
An AA plays an important role in enabling Canada to fulfill obligations pursuant to its bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreements (NCA). Canadian nuclear non-proliferation policy requires that Canada establish an NCA before engaging in nuclear trade or cooperation with other countries. The AA facilitates the agency-to-agency implementation of NCA requirements, including maintaining effective control, tracking and accountancy of transferred nuclear material, equipment and technology.
The amendments to the CNSC-ROSATOM Administrative Arrangement update working-level procedures, and reflect the shared commitment by both organizations to continue working collaboratively to facilitate nuclear cooperation while maintaining strong and effective non-proliferation standards.
The AA was signed by President of the CNSC, Dr. Michael Binder 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.
The AA was signed by the Deputy Director General of ROSATOM,
Mr. Nikolay Spasskiy in Moscow on December 13, 2011. The signing
ceremony was witnessed by the Canadian Ambassador to Russia, John C. Sloan.
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