Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance
April 11, 2011


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Geneva, Switzerland
April 8, 2011

Bilateral Consultative Commission
Joint Statement Number 1

On the Arrival Time of the Inspection Team at the Point of Entry
on the Territory of the Inspected Party

The Delegation of the United States of America to the Bilateral Consultative Commission and the Delegation of the Russian Federation to the Bilateral Consultative Commission,

Acting in accordance with the Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of April 8, 2010, hereinafter referred to as the Treaty,

Have reached the following mutual understanding:

  1. The four-hour time period provided for in subparagraph 14(a) of Section VI of Part Four of the Protocol to the Treaty for provision at the point of entry of notifications provided for in subparagraphs 14(a) and 14(b) of Section VI of Part Four of the Protocol to the Treaty should be calculated from the time of the arrival of the inspection team at the room determined by the inspected Party and intended for the examination of equipment, which is situated within the airport associated with the point of entry on the territory of the inspected Party, as provided for in paragraph 4 of Section IV of Part Five of the Protocol to the Treaty.
  2. If the inspection team intends to return to the point of entry in order to conduct a sequential inspection, the four-hour time period provided for in subparagraph 14(a) of Section VI of Part Four of the Protocol to the Treaty for provision at the point of entry of notifications provided for in subparagraphs 14(a) and 14(b) of Section VI of Part Four of the Protocol to the Treaty should be calculated from the time of the arrival of the inspection team at a location, selected by the inspected Party, within the point of entry.
  3. The time of the arrival of the inspection team at the room or location referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Joint Statement should be recorded in the inspection activity report as the time of arrival or return of the inspection team at the point of entry.

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By the Commissioner of

the United States of America to

the Bilateral Consultative

Commission:

John M. Ordway

By the Commissioner of

the Russian Federation to

the Bilateral Consultative

Commission:

Sergey Koshelev