CNSC publishes updated regulatory document on import and export

News release

April 27, 2018 – Ottawa, ON
Following a period of public consultation on Part II of the regulatory document from September to November 2017, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published REGDOC-2.13.2, Import and Export, Version 2.
Part II is new and sets out CNSC guidance for current and prospective licensees intending to import or export risk-significant radioactive sources (Category 1 and 2 radioactive sources). This regulatory document also provides information about the CNSC’s import and export control program with respect to licence applications, the licence evaluation process and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Part I of the document, which was published in September 2016, remains unchanged. It sets out guidance for current and prospective licensees who intend to import or export nuclear and nuclear-related dual-use items (also known as controlled nuclear substances, equipment and information).

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

Quick facts

  • The CNSC has implemented an enhanced import and export control program for risk-significant radioactive sources in keeping with Canada’s international obligations.

  • Canada is a major manufacturer and supplier of Category 1 and 2 radioactive sources used globally for beneficial purposes.

  • The CNSC’s enhanced import and export control program for risk-significant radioactive sources ensures that Canadian-origin radioactive sources are not provided to vulnerable states or to states that lack the appropriate regulatory infrastructure to ensure the safety and security of radioactive sources throughout their lifecycle.

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Aurèle Gervais
Media Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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