The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published a new version of its import-export guidance REGDOC-2.13.2, Import and Export, following a period of public consultation.

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).

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.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment, and to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.