SQP Resources

In order to simplify certain procedures under IAEA Comprehensive Safeguards Agreements (CSA) for States that have little or no nuclear material and no nuclear material in a facility, the IAEA began making available, in 1971, a ‘Small Quantities Protocol’ (SQP), which held in abeyance the implementation of most of the detailed provisions of CSAs until such time as the quantities of nuclear material in a State exceeded certain limits or the State had nuclear material in a facility.


The information provided on this page is courtesy of the IAEA. For additional information please visit the IAEA Website: https://www.iaea.org/safeguards/safeguards-legal-framework/safeguards-agreements


Other Publications


Robertson, Kalman A., Jaime Vidaurre-Henry, and Mizuki Hirai. The Capacity-Building Support Needs of States with Small Quantities Protocols. Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). July 2017. INMM 58th Annual Meeting.