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2012 Treaties and Agreements



-12-101 Rwanda - Treaty Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment  [2330 Kb]  

Investment

Treaty signed at Kigali February 19, 2008; transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate November 20, 2008 (Treaty Doc. 110-23, 110th Congress, 2d Session); reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 26, 2011 (Senate Executive Report No. 112-2, 112th Congress, 1st Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate September 26, 2011; ratified by Kigali November 29, 2011; ratified by the President December 1, 2011; Exchange of instruments of ratification at Washington December 2, 2011; entered into force January 1, 2012.
 


-12-110 Bulgaria - Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters  [578 Kb]  

Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Rockville and Sofia November 21, 2011 and January 10, 2012; entered into force January 10, 2012.  With addenda.
 


-12-131 Multilateral - Agreement Regarding the Establishment, Construction and Operation of Uranium Enrichment Installations Using Gas Centrifuge Technology in the United States  [1101 Kb]  

Atomic Energy

Agreement signed at Paris February 24, 2011; entered into force January 31, 2012.  With agreed minute.
 


-12-208 Morocco - Agreement on Science and Technology Cooperation  [1034 Kb]  

Scientific Cooperation

Agreement signed at Rabat November 14, 2006; entered into force February 8, 2012.  With annexes.
 


-12-208.1 Cuba - Agreement Extending Provisional Application of the Maritime Boundary Agreement of December 16, 1977  [282 Kb]  

Boundaries

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Havana and Washington November 24, 2011 and February 8, 2012; entered into force February 8, 2012; effective January 1, 2012.
 


-12-210 Ukraine - Agreement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters  [769 Kb]  

Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Rockville April 10, 2006; entered into force February 10, 2012.  With addenda.  And agreement amending the arrangement.  Signed at Vienna September 21, 2011; entered into force February 10, 2012.
 


-12-302 Montenegro - Air Transport Agreement  [1590 Kb]  

Civil Aviation: Transport Services

Agreement signed at Podgorica March 2, 2012; entered into force March 2, 2012.


-12-306 European Space Agency - Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Solar Orbiter Mission  [1119 Kb]  

Space Cooperation: Solar Orbiter Mission

Memorandum of understanding signed at Paris and Washington February 23 and March 6, 2012; entered into force March 6, 2012.
 


-12-309 Japan - Agreement Regarding Cooperation in the Field of Nuclear Energy-Related Research and Development  [443 Kb]  

Nuclear Energy: Safety

Agreement effected by exchange of notes March 9, 2012; entered into force March 9, 2012.
 


-12-313 Thailand - Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters  [769 Kb]  

Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Rockville March 13, 2012; entered into force March 13, 2012.  With addenda.
 


-12-314 Hungary - Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters  [767 Kb]  

Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Rockville March 14, 2012; entered into force March 14, 2012.  With addenda.
 


-12-315 South Korea - Agreement on Environmental Cooperation  [856 Kb]  

Environmental Cooperation

Agreement signed at Washington January 23, 2012; entered into force March 15, 2012.
 


-12-326 India - Implementing Arrangement for Collaboration on Oceansat-2 Activities  [602 Kb]  

Space Cooperation: Oceansat-2 Activities

Implementing Arrangement signed at Ahmedabad and Washington March 20 and 26, 2012; entered into force March 26, 2012.
 


-12-326.1 India - Implementing Arrangement for Cooperation on Global Precipitation Measurement and Megha-Tropiques  [482 Kb]  

Space Cooperation: Global Precipitation Measurement and Megha-Tropiques

Implementing Arrangement signed at Ahmedabad and Washington March 20 and 26, 2012; entered into force March 26, 2012.
 


-12-329 Kosovo - Agreement for Economic and Technical Cooperation  [847 Kb]  

Economic and Technical Cooperation

Agreement signed at Pristina March 29, 2012; entered into force March 29, 2012.
 


-12-409 Brazil - Agreement Regarding Certain Distilled Spirits  [306 Kb]  

Trade: Distinctive Products

Agreement effected by exchange of letters at Washington April 9, 2012; entered into force April 9, 2012.
 


-12-412 Bermuda - Treaty Relating to Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters  [687 Kb]  

Mutual Legal Assistance

Treaty signed at Hamilton January 12, 2009; transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate June 29, 2010 (Treaty Doc. 111-6, 111th Congress, 2d Session); reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 26, 2011 (Senate Executive Report No. 112-3, 112th Congress, 1st Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate September 26, 2011; ratified by the President January 6, 2012; Exchange of letters of notification at Hamilton April 12, 2012; entered into force April 12, 2012.
 


-12-415 Colombia - Agreement on Control Measures in Salmonella in Poultry and Poultry Products  [238 Kb]  

Trade: Control Measures on Salmonella

Agreement effected by exchange of letters April 15, 2012; entered into force April 15, 2012.
 


-12-415.1 Colombia - Agreement on Control Measures on Avian Influenza  [321 Kb]  

Trade: Control Measures on Avian Influenza

Agreement effected by exchange of letters April 15, 2012; entered into force April 15, 2012.
 


-12-415.2 Colombia - Agreement on Phytosanitary Measures for Importation of United States Paddy Rice  [327 Kb]  

Trade:  Phytosanitary Measures

Agreement effected by exchange of letters April 15, 2012; entered into force April 15, 2012.
 


-12-419 Dominican Republic - Agreement Concerning the Sharing of Confiscated Proceeds and Instrumentalities of Crimes  [647 Kb]  

Judicial Assistance

Agreement signed at Washington April 19, 2012; entered into force April 19, 2012.
 


-12-419.1 Dominica - Agreement for Aerial Intercept Assistance  [714 Kb]  

Narcotic Drugs: Aerial Interception Assistance

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Bridgetown and Roseau October 7, 2011 and April 19, 2012; entered into force April 19, 2012.
 


-12-424 Australia - Agreement Extending the Agreement of February 16, 2006 Concerning the Use of Australian Facilities by NASA for the Conduct of Scientific Balloon Flights for Civil Research Purposes  [326 Kb]  

Scientific Cooperation: Balloon Flights

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Canberra August 26, 2011 and April 24, 2012; entered into force April 24, 2012.
 


-12-424.1 Slovenia - Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters  [783 Kb]  

Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Vienna April 4, 2011; entered into force April 24, 2012.  With addenda.
 


-12-425 China - Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Films for Theatrical Release  [650 Kb]  

Trade: Films for Theatrical Release

Memorandum of understanding signed at Geneva April 25, 2012; entered into force April 25, 2012.  With annex.
 


-12-504 China - Implementing Accord for Cultural Exchange for the Period of 2012 through 2014 under the Cultural Agreement of January 31, 1979  [383 Kb]  

Cultural Relations

Implementing Accord signed at Beijing May 4, 2012; entered into force May 4, 2012.
 


-12-602 Samoa - Agreement Concerning Operational Cooperation to Suppress Illicit Transnational Maritime Activity  [605 Kb]  

Maritime Interdiction

Agreement signed at Apia June 2, 2012; entered into force June 2, 2012.
 


-12-608 Mexico - Protocol Concerning the Allotment, Assignment and Use of the 806 - 824/851 - 869 MHz for Terrestrial Non-Broadcasting Radiocommunication Services Along the Common Border  [861 Kb]  

Telecommunication: Use of 806-824/851-869 MHz and 896-901/935-940 MHz Bands

Protocol signed at Washington June 8, 2012; entered into force June 8, 2012.  With appendices.
 


-12-608.1 Mexico - Protocol Concerning the Use of the 1850 - 1915 MHz Bands for Personal Communication Services Along the Common Border  [390 Kb]  

Telecommunication: Use of 1850-1915 MHz and 1930-1995 MHz Bands

Protocol signed at Washington June 8, 2012; entered into force June 8, 2012.
 


-12-619 France - Agreement for Cooperation in Low Carbon Energy Technologies  [962 Kb]  

Energy

Agreement signed at Washington June 19, 2012; entered into force June 19, 2012.  With annex.
 


-12-619.1 Indonesia - Agreement for Cooperation on the Southeast Asia Composition, Cloud, Climate Coupling Regional Study  [784 Kb]  

Space Cooperation

Agreement signed at Washington and Jakarta May 31 and June 19, 2012; entered into force June 19, 2012.
 


-12-625 China - Memorandum of Understanding on Scientific and Technological Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Protection  [738 Kb]  

Scientific Cooperation: Environmental Protection

Memorandum of understanding signed at Cincinnati June 25, 2012; entered into force June 25, 2012.  With annex.
 


-12-627 Kosovo - Agreement on the Status of Armed Forces of the United States in the Territory of Kosovo  [845 Kb]  

Defense: Status of Forces

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Pristina February 18, 2012; entered into force June 27, 2012.
 


-12-628 Kosovo - Agreement Concerning Cooperation in the Area of Prevention of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction  [948 Kb]  

Weapons: Proliferation

Agreement signed at Pristina May 23, 2012; entered into force June 28, 2012.
 


-12-701 European Union - Agreement on the Processing and Transfer of Passenger and Name Record (PNR) to the United States Department of Homeland Security  [932 Kb]  

Judicial Assistance: Passenger Name Record

Agreement signed at Brussels December 14, 2011; entered into force July 1, 2012.  With annex.
 


-12-702 France - Agreement Relating to the Participation of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the CCI-7 Task of the EDF Program Called Experiments to Demonstrate Ex-Vessel Core Coolability Under Early Cavity Flooding Conditions  [1186 Kb]  

Atomic Energy: Information Exchange

Agreement signed at Fontenay aux Roses and Rockville April 10 and July 2, 2012; entered into force July 2, 2012.  With appendices.
 


-12-704 Afghanistan - Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement  [1045 Kb]  

Relations

Agreement signed at Kabul May 2, 2012; entered into force July 4, 2012.
 


-12-710 Cyprus - Agreement Extending and Amending the Agreement of July 16, 2002 Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Pre-Classical and Classical Archaeological Objects . . .  [368 Kb]  

Cultural Property

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Washington July 10, 2012; entered into force July 10, 2012; with effect from July 16, 2012.
 


-12-716 North Atlantic Treaty Organization - Agreement Concerning the Provision of Services and Commodities on an Advance-of-Funds or Reimbursable Basis  [430 Kb]  

Defense

Agreement signed at Baghdad and Brussels June 7 and July 16, 2012; entered into force July 16, 2012.  And agreement amending and extending the agreement.  Signed at Brussels November 15, 2012; entered into force November 15, 2012.
 


-12-717 European Space Agency - Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the Use of United States Landsat Data  [1124 Kb]  

Space Cooperation: Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data

Memorandum of understanding signed at Reston and Paris June 18 and July 17, 2012; entered into force July 17, 2012.  With annexes.
 


-12-808 Malaysia - Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program  [1423 Kb]  

Education: Teaching Assistant Program

Memorandum of understanding signed at Kuala Lumpur August 8, 2012; entered into force August 8, 2012.  With appendix.
 


-12-812 Oman - Agreements Amending Agreement of September 19, 2008 Concerning the Provision of Petroleum Products and Related Services  [1717 Kb]  

Defense
Agreements amending the agreement of September 19, 2008.  Signed at Fort Belvoir and Muscat July 20 and August 12, 2012; entered into force August 12, 2012.  Signed at Fort Belvoir and Muscat January 9 and February 11, 2014; entered into force February 11, 2014.


-12-815 Qatar - Agreement Concerning Security Measures for the Protection of Classified Military Information  [1380 Kb]  

Defense: Protection of Information

Agreement signed July 17, 2012; entered into force August 15, 2012.  With appendix.
 


-12-905 Mali - Agreement Extending the Agreement of September 19, 1997 Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from Mali . . .  [567 Kb]  

Cultural Property

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Bamako August 15 and September 5, 2012; entered into force September 5, 2012.
 


-12-906 Hungary - Agreement Concerning the Exchange of Research and Development Information  [782 Kb]  

Defense: Research and Development

Agreement signed at Washington and Budapest August 9 and September 6, 2012; entered into force September 6, 2012.  With appendix.
 


-12-909 Russian Federation - Visa Agreement  [384 Kb]  

Visas

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Moscow and Washington November 1 and 19, 2011; entered into force September 9, 2012.
 


-12-910 Sierra Leone - Air Transport Agreement  [1098 Kb]  

Civil Aviation: Transport Services

Agreement signed at Washington September 10, 2012; entered into force September 10, 2012.


-12-911 South Sudan - Agreement for Economic and Technical Cooperation  [798 Kb]  

Economic and Technical Cooperation

Agreement signed at Juba September 11, 2012; entered into force September 11, 2012.
 


-12-918 South Korea - Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters  [936 Kb]  

Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Vienna September 18, 2012; entered into force September 18, 2012. With addenda.
 


-12-918.1 Turkey - Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters  [921 Kb]  

Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Vienna September 18, 2012; entered into force September 18, 2012.  With addenda.
 


-12-918.2 Mexico - Memorandum of Cooperation for Import and Export of Certain Radioactive Sources  [1447 Kb]  

Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Vienna September 18, 2012; entered into force September 18, 2012.  With addenda.
 


-12-919 Switzerland - Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters  [891 Kb]  

Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Vienna September 19, 2012; entered into force September 19, 2012.  With addenda.
 


-12-920 Jordan - Arrangement for the Exchange of Technical Information and Cooperation in Nuclear Safety Matters  [926 Kb]  

Nuclear Safety

Arrangement signed at Vienna September 20, 2012; entered into force September 20, 2012.  With addenda.
 


-12-925 Guatemala - Agreement Amending and Extending the Memorandum of Understanding of September 29, 1997 Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Objects and Materials from the Pre-Columbian Cultures of Guatemala  [691 Kb]  

Cultural Property

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Guatemala City September 13 and 25, 2012; entered into force September 25, 2012.
 


-12-925.1 Mexico - Agreement Relating to the Termination of the August 28, 1972 Agreement to Eradicate Screwworms  [318 Kb]  

Agriculture

Agreement signed at Mexico City and Washington September 24 and 25, 2012; entered into force September 25, 2012.
 


-12-926 Council of Europe Development Bank - Adherence Agreement With Respect to the Regional Housing Programme Fund  [7948 Kb]  

Foreign Assistance: Regional Housing Projects

Agreement signed at Washington and Paris September 24 and 26, 2012; entered into force September 26, 2012.  With annexes.
 


-12-926.1 Uzbekistan - Agreement on the Air Transit of Cargo and Personnel through the Territory of Uzbekistan in Connection with . . . Efforts for Supporting the Security, Stabilization and Reconstruction of Afghanistan  [1305 Kb]  

Defense: Cooperation

Agreement signed at Tashkent March 28, 2012; entered into force September 26, 2012.


-12-1005 Seychelles - Investment Incentive Agreement  [809 Kb]  

Investment Guaranties

Agreement signed at Victoria February 3, 2012; entered into force October 5, 2012.
 


-12-1011 Canada - Framework Agreement on Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations  [1696 Kb]  

Maritime Interdiction

Agreement signed at Detroit May 26, 2009; entered into force October 11, 2012.
 


-12-1015 Philippines - Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation  [523 Kb]  

Scientific Cooperation

Agreement signed at Washington June 8, 2012; entered into force October 15, 2012.  With annex.
 


-12-1019 Japan - Agreement Extending the Agreement of October 24, 1996 Concerning Cooperation on the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Program  [800 Kb]  

Space Cooperation: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Washington October 19, 2012; entered into force October 19, 2012.  And agreement effected by exchange of notes at Washington October 22, 2004; entered into force October 22, 2004.
 


-12-1020 China - Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the Use of United States Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data  [1103 Kb]  

Scientific Cooperation: Remote Sensing

Memorandum of understanding signed at Reston and Beijing October 10 and 20, 2012; entered into force October 20, 2012.  With annexes.
 


-12-1102 Indonesia - Implementing Arrangement for Cooperation in the Use of United States Land Remote Sensing Satellite Data  [1086 Kb]  

Scientific Cooperation

Arrangement signed at Reston and Jakarta October 10 and November 2, 2012; entered into force November 2, 2012. With annexes.
 


-12-1102.1 Japan - Agreement for Cooperative Research on Hybrid Electronic Propulsion Program  [573 Kb]  

Defense: Cooperation

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Tokyo November 2, 2012; entered into force November 2, 2012.
 


-12-1121 Multilateral - International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships  [1063 Kb]  

Pollution: Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships, 2001

Convention on the control of harmful anti-fouling systems on ships, 2001; done at London October 5, 2001; transmitted by the President of the United States of America to the Senate January 22, 2008 (Treaty Doc. 110-13, 110th Congress, 2d Session); reported favorably by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations July 29, 2008 (Senate Executive Report No. 110-19, 110th Congress, 2d Session); Advice and consent to ratification by the Senate September 26, 2008; ratified by the President August 3, 2012; Ratification of the United States of America deposited August 21, 2012; entered into force November 21, 2012.
 


-12-1127 Mexico - Minute 319 of the International Boundary and Water Commission: Interim International Cooperative Measures in the Colorado River Basin Through 2017 . . . to Address the Affects of the April 2010 Earthquake in the Mexicali Valley  [2639 Kb]  

Boundary Waters

Minute No. 319 signed at Coronado, California November 20, 2012; entered into force November 27, 2012.
 


-12-1128 Mexico - Agreement Amending Annex III of the Agreement of August 14, 1983 Concerning Cooperation for the Protection and Improvement of the Environment in the Border Area  [406 Kb]  

Environmental Cooperation: Border Area

Agreement effected by exchange of notes at Mexico City September 6 and November 28, 2012; entered into force November 28, 2012.
 


-12-1130 - Germany - Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperation in Earth Observation  [479 Kb]  

Scientific Cooperation: Earth Observation

Memorandum of understanding signed at Washington November 30, 2012; entered into force November 30, 2012.
 


-12-1130.1 Cabo Verde - Millennium Challenge Compact  [4470 Kb]  

Economic Assistance

Millennium Challenge Compact signed at Praia February 10, 2012; entered into force November 30, 2012.  With annexes.
 


-12-1203 Poland - Acquisitioning and Cross-Servicing Agreement  [3761 Kb]  

Defense: Acquisition and Cross-Servicing

Agreement signed at Warsaw and Stuttgart November 28 and December 3, 2012; entered into force December 3, 2012.  With annexes.
 


-12-1221 Moldova - Implementing Agreement Between the United States and the Moldova Border Police Department Concerning in Border Security Assistance and Preventing the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction  [459 Kb]  

Weapons: Proliferation and Assistance to Border Police

Implementing agreement signed at Chisinau December 21, 2012; entered into force December 21, 2012.
 


-12-1221.1 Moldova - Implementing Agreement Between the United States and the Moldova Customs Service Concerning in Border Security Assistance and Preventing the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction  [318 Kb]  

Weapons: Proliferation and Assistance to Customs Service

Implementing agreement signed at Chisinau December 21, 2012; entered into force December 21, 2012.
 


-12-1230 Afghanistan - Acquisition Agreement  [2379 Kb]  

Defense: Acquisition

Agreement signed at Kabul December 30, 2012; entered into force December 30, 2012.  With annexes.
 


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