Complementary Access
Complementary Access (CA) is a verification tool and a routine aspect of implementing the Additional Protocol (AP), and allows the IAEA the right to go to certain locations in a State. Articles 4. to 10. address the provisions and justifications for CA. The IAEA exercises CA on a selective basis. CA is not a right to go anywhere in a State for any reason whatsoever. There are procedures that the IAEA and the State must follow prior to a CA visit. These procedures include, in the case of a question or inconsistency, communication between the IAEA and the State before the IAEA makes a decision to conduct a CA, unless the delay would prejudice the purpose of the CA.

Objectives of CA