Russia-Brazil Space Cooperation Agreement

January 27, 2009 at 9:44 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

From Roscosmos press release (unofficial Google translation):

27-01-2009 The cooperation of Russia and Brazil on mutual protection technologies in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes

Today, 27 January, the next meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Government. The agenda of the meeting, scheduled to start in 14 hours, includes 10 different issues. This is the press service of the Russian Government.

In particular, will discuss a draft federal law «On ratification of Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on the mutual protection of technologies related to cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes».

That is what is reported on the website of the Russian Government on a draft federal law «On ratification of Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on the mutual protection of technologies related to cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes»:

«The purpose of the Agreement is to establish cooperative relations with Brazil and understanding on the protection of technologies in the implementation of bilateral cooperation in space on a number of high-technology and science areas (including rocket), which are beneficial to the Russian Federation.

The agreement provides for guarantees of safety, security and prevent misuse of end-user of exported (exported) Russian protected products and technologies.

The agreement will apply to all types of cooperative space activities, providing for the removal of protected products from the territory of one state to another.

The agreement defines the rule of the dissemination of protected products immunity from arrest and execution on the territory of the importing country. The major provisions of the Agreement are as follows:

on the mandatory drafting partner organizations both sides of the protection technologies to be approved by government authorities;

to secure the return of protected products in case of revocation of export licenses;

for the extradition of a public authority importing States to end-user certificates for the obligation to work on protected products, including re-export, which is not sanctioned by the exporting Party;

limited access to protected products and technology representatives of the importing party.

This agreement allows fully secure the national interests of Russia in the context of long-term cooperation with Brazil in the high space-rocket technology and meet the needs of «technological alliance» between the two countries, the objective of which was the formation of the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the Federal Republic of Brazil.

Implementation of the Agreement will not entail additional costs from the federal budget ».

Press Service Roscosmos based on the site of the Russian Government

This is an unofficial translation and is provided to the readership of Res Communis as a convenience.

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