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INFCIRC/506
19 April 1996

GENERAL Distr.
Original: ENGLISH


Communication of 12 April 1996 Received from the Resident Representative of Brazil to the International Atomic Energy Agency

  1. The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency has received a note verbale of 14 April 1996 from the Resident Representative of Brazil providing information on the nuclear export policies and practices of the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

  2. In light of the request expressed in the note verbale, the text of the note verbale is attached hereto.

On 19 April 1996 a corrigendum was issued to this document (INFCIRC/506/Corr.1)


Text of Note Verbale of 12 April 1996 from the Resident Representative of Brazil to the International Atomic Energy Agency

The Resident Representative of the Federative Republic of Brazil presents its compliments to the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and has the honour to provide information on its Government's nuclear export policies and practices.

The Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil has decided that, when considering the transfer of nuclear material, equipment and related technology, including nuclear-related dual-use equipment, material and related technology, it will act in accordance with the provisions of INFCIRC/254/Rev.2/Part 1 and INFCIRC/254/Rev.2/Part 2/Mod.1, as well as the pertinent guidelines and their annexes.

For that purpose, the Brazilian Government has enacted a decree, signed on April 11th, 1996 regulating, in the nuclear field, the bill on the control of exports of sensitive goods and related technology (bill N.9112 of October 10th, 1995).

In reaching this decision, the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil is fully aware of the need to contribute to economic development while avoiding contributing in any way to the dangers of proliferation of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, and of the need to remove non-proliferation assurances from the fields of commercial competition.

The Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil requests that the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency circulate the text of this note to all Member States for their information.

The Resident Representative of the Federative Republic of Brazil avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency the assurances of its highest consideration.