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Type of Agreement
Agreement for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy between the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the Government of the Argentine Republic
Place of Signature
Date of Signature
Date of Entry Into Force
Objective of Agreement
To re-launch and develop, as appropriate, cooperation between the Parties in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy with a view to strengthening the overall cooperative relationship between the Community and Argentina.
Agreement in the context of the Framework Agreement for Trade and Economic Cooperation, which stipulates that the parties are committed to foster economic cooperation between themselves, inter alia, in the energy sector.
Cooperation is conducted on the basis of the following principles:
(a) mutual benefit and reciprocity and
(b) compliance with the applicable laws and regulations relating to intellectual property, effective protection of intellectual property and equitable sharing of intellectual property rights.
Parties to the Agreement
European Atomic Energy Community
Entry into force conditions
Settlement of disputes
1. This Agreement shall enter into force on the date which the Parties shall specify, by an exchange of diplomatic notes, and shall remain in force for an initial period of ten years (2). 2. Thereafter, this Agreement shall be automatically renewed for five-year periods, unless either Party, by written notice, requests its termination or renegotiation not later than six months prior to the expiry date. 3. In the event of termination or renegotiation, this Agreement shall remain in force in its previous form with respect to cooperation activities effectively entered into prior to the requests for termination or renegotiation until the end of such activities and related implementing arrangements or for one calendar year after the expiry of this Agreement in its previous form, whichever is the earlier. 4. Termination of this Agreement shall not affect the rights and obligations under Article 6.
1. Subject to the laws and regulations applicable, the Parties shall endeavour to settle all questions connected with this Agreement through negotiations between themselves. 2. Any dispute arising out of the interpretation of this Agreement, including its Annexes, which is not settled by negotiation between the Parties, shall be submitted, at the request of either of them, to an arbitral tribunal which shall be composed of three arbitrators appointed in accordance with the provisions of this Article. 3. Each Party shall designate one arbitrator, who may be a national of Argentina or of a Member State of the Community. The two arbitrators so designated shall elect a third, who shall be a national of a country other than Argentina or a Member State of the Community, and shall be the Chairman. If, within thirty days of the request of arbitration, a Party has not designated an arbitrator, the other Party may request the President of the International Court of Justice to appoint an arbitrator. The same procedure shall apply if, within thirty days of the designation of the second arbitrator, the third one has not been designated. 4. The majority of the members of the tribunal shall constitute a quorum. All decisions shall be taken by the affirmative vote of the majority of the members of the tribunal. The decisions of the tribunal, including all its decisions related to its own installation and constitution, procedure, jurisdiction and distribution of the expenses of the arbitration among the Parties, shall be mandatory for both Parties and shall be implemented by them.