Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

Annual Regulatory Plan - Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office, 2006-07

Past regulatory change

Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Transfer of nuclear material and Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's Republic of China for Co-operation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy

Description of issue

The Agreements provides for the supply of Australian uranium for peaceful uses in China's nuclear energy program and for cooperation in a wide range of peaceful nuclear activities. Under the Agreements, any transferred uranium, or other nuclear-related material, equipment, components or technology would be subject to strict safeguards consistent with Australia's long-standing policy designed to ensure that the use of Australian nuclear material, or cooperation by Australia in nuclear matters, is solely for peaceful purpose.

Date of effect

The Agreement was signed in Canberra on the 3rd of April 2006 and was tabled in Parliament on 8 August 2006, and entered into force on 3rd February 2007.

Date last modified

5 August 2011

Contact details

Dr Stephan Bayer
Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Tel: (02) 6261 1920 | Fax: (02) 6261 1908
Email:asno@dfat.gov.au