Guidance

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

What importers of relevant nuclear material will need to do if there’s a no-deal Brexit.

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Businesses will need to apply for an import licence to import relevant nuclear materials from the EU if there’s a no-deal Brexit.

You can apply now. You should allow at least a month for your application to be processed.

When you need a licence

You will need a licence to import the following nuclear materials:

  • 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)

How to apply for a licence

You can apply for a licence from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

You should allow at least a month for your application to be processed.

More information

Read the notice to importers on importing relevant nuclear materials (ODT, 108KB) and check the guidance on import licensing from the ONR.

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Published 31 January 2019