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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 13:00

UK, Canada sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

UK, Canada sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

The UK and Canada have signed a bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (NCA), the third such agreement signed by the UK this year in preparation for its exit from the European Union. It will allow the UK and Canada to continue their “mutually beneficial” civil nuclear cooperation when current European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) arrangements cease to apply in the UK, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to World Nuclear News.

Announcing the agreement, BEIS said the UK has now concluded all replacement international agreements needed to ensure continuity of civil nuclear trade following Euratom exit.

“The signing of this NCA follows the recent signing of bilateral NCAs with Australia in August and the US in May. These NCAs will continue the effect of current arrangements provided for by UK membership of Euratom, which will cease to apply to the UK upon departure from the EU, ensuring a seamless transition for the nuclear sector in terms of its international relations,” BEIS said.

“The UK-Canada NCA is the final NCA necessary to meet a legal requirement set in the Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018 to have in place all of the instruments required to ensure continuity of civil nuclear trade with international partners following the UK’s withdrawal from Euratom,” it added.

More details: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK,-Canada-sign-Nuclear-Cooperation-Agreement

Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva 

 

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