Prepare to import ‘relevant’ nuclear materials from the EU after Brexit: licensing requirements

What importers of relevant nuclear material will need to do if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no deal.



If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, businesses will need to apply for an import licence to import the following nuclear materials from the EU:

  • uranium ore concentrates
  • plutonium, uranium 233, uranium enriched in the isotopes 233 or 235, natural uranium and mixtures, compounds and alloys containing any of the above, including spent or irradiated nuclear reactor fuel elements (cartridges)

Businesses will be able to apply from 1 February 2019 to ensure licences are in place by 29 March 2019.

Published 31 January 2019