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HMRC internal manual

Export Procedures

Guidance on other procedures: radioactive materials and containers

These materials and the empty containers used to transport them are dangerous and special precautions must be observed.

Do not under any circumstances open any consignments of radioactive goods or their empty containers.

All staff should be familiar with relevant sections of Health and safety: H&S in HMRC.

In no circumstances is an internal examination to be made at the place of export.

Exports on behalf of the National Physical Laboratory (other than re exports of material temporarily imported for test) will be dealt with by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) under the general arrangements for government exports.

Exports from the establishments listed below are subject to special control arrangements.

If you suspect any irregularity when organisations not shown in the list below are exporting radioactive materials, you should inform management immediately.

| Name and Address | Board’s order to be quoted on entries | Code marking | || | AERE HARWELL
OX11 0RA

Tel: 01235 24141 | 3706/70 | RA/100 | | Amersham International Ltd

Tel: 0124 04 4444 | 13277/71 | RA/100 | | National Physical Laboratory
Physics Division
TW11 0LW

Helpline: 0208 943 6880 | GCB1/213 | IR | | UKAEA Industrial Group
Springfields Works
Nr Preston

Tel: 01772 86791 | 2706/70 | None | | British Nuclear Fuels Ltd

Tel: 01925 832000 27223/71 None

  | | UKAEA
Forss Business & Technology
KW14 7UZ | 2706/70 | RA/100 | | UKAEA
Nr Dorchester

Tel: 01305 202374 2706/70 RA/100


For goods exported from premises listed above, the officer is to check that the following has been presented:

  • pre entry document
  • shipping advice or similar document, or
  • UKAEA Form C52
  • check that it bears the statement

RA material exported under the arrangements in Board’s Order No …….. Only to be opened under (name of establishment) supervision

  • examine occasional consignments externally and authorise loading if there are no grounds for suspicion, and
  • if there are grounds for suspicion or the documentation is not properly endorsed, consult management with a view to contacting the excise officer for the trader’s premises to assist in resolving the matter.