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Convention on the Physical
Protection of Nuclear Material

Objectives
To facilitate the safe transfer of nuclear material and to establish effective measures for its physical protection.

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Provisions

The Parties undertake:

(a) To ensure that during international nuclear transport, nuclear material within their territories, or on board a ship or aircraft under their jurisdiction is protected at the levels described in Annex 1 (art. 3);

(b) Not to export nuclear material unless they have received assurances that such material will be protected during the international transport (art. 4, para. 1);

(c) Not to import nuclear material from a state not a party to this Convention unless they have received assurances that such material will during the international nuclear transport be protected (art. 4, para. 2);

(d) Not to allow the transit of their territories by land or internal waterways or through their airports or seaports of nuclear material between states that are not parties to this Convention unless they have received assurances that this nuclear material will be protected during international nuclear transport (art. 4, para. 3).

Membership
The Convention is open to all states, international organizations and regional organizations. The instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be deposited with the Director General or the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Date of adoption
03. 03.1980

Place of adoption
Vienna and New York

Date of entry into force
0 8. 02.1987

Parties and dates of entry into force
Argentina 6. 5.1989
Australia 22.10.1987
Austria 21. 1.1989
Brazil 8. 2.1987
Bulgaria 8. 2.1987
Canada 8. 2.1987
China 7. 2.1989
Czechoslovakia 8. 2.1987
Finland 22.10.1989
Germany, Democratic Republic 8. 2.1987
Guatemala 8. 2.1987
Hungary 8. 2.1987
Indonesia 8. 2.1987
Japan 27.11.1988
Korea, Republic of 8. 2.1987
Liechtenstein 8. 2.1987
Mexico 4. 5.1988
Mongolia 8. 2.1987
Norway 8. 2.1987
Paraguay 8. 2.1987
Philippines 8. 2.1987
Poland 8. 2.1987
Sweden 8. 2.1987
Switzerland 8. 2.1987
Turkey 8. 2.1987
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 8 2 1987
United States of America 8 2 1987
Yugoslavia 8. 2.1987