Title: Nuclear trade: an approach to the Argentine situation

Authors: Americo Alberto Antoniotti, Mariano Roman Paez

Addresses: Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av. Del Libertador 8250, Buenos Aires, Argentina. ' Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Av. Del Libertador 8250, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstract: Under the Argentine nuclear trade regime, from the early stages of nuclear development an actual and strict monopoly governed the transfer of nuclear materials. That meant that the Federal State took the control as user, producer, purchaser or seller. This policy was inspired and clearly echoed by similar ones developed by other countries with important development in the nuclear field. This paper discusses the types of contract on nuclear commerce, the relation with costs incurred by the nuclear industry, ways in which the Federal State intervenes in nuclear commerce, and comparative policies in other fields or products in Argentina.

Keywords: Argentina; nuclear trade regime; radioisotopes; system of supplies; police power; nuclear law; nuclear energy; nuclear power; nuclear materials; nuclear commerce; contracts.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNUCL.2006.010725

International Journal of Nuclear Law, 2006 Vol.1 No.3, pp.228 - 238

Published online: 21 Aug 2006 *

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