ABACC’s Views on Safeguards Integration
Argentina and Brazil decided to establish a Common System of Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (SCCC) in 1990. This means that the norms of nuclear material control should be similar in the two countries and nuclear facilities should submit to the same safeguards’ requirements. The SCCC was formalized through the Bilateral Agreement (INFCIRC/395), which was signed in July 1991 and ratified by the Congresses of the two countries six months later. To apply the SCCC, the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (the ABACC) was created.