Where appropriate, articles should be classified into subcategories. This category may contain articles relating to treaties concluded or ratified by the Philippines since July 4, 1946, the date of the establishment of the Republic of the Philippines. The Australia Group (AG) is an informal forum of countries which, by harmonising export controls, aims to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons. Participants in the Australian group, by coordinating export controls, assist countries in meeting their obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention to the full extent possible. In international law, a treaty is any legally binding agreement between states (countries). A treaty can be called a convention, protocol, pact, agreement, etc.c is the content of the agreement, not its name, that makes it a treaty.