Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Civil Nuclear Security guidance and publications

Import licensing

Importers must apply to the CNS Programme for a licence to import nuclear materials from outside the European Community.

Finding a balance

The purpose of this guidance document which was originally produced in 2005 is to assist officials and others involved with the civil nuclear industry to manage the risks associated with compliance with their legal obligations. In support of the Governments desire for transparency, this guide carries no protective marking. Furthermore, it provides guidance only. It is not a statutory instrument and has no force in law. The current document was republished in 2014 to reflect the revised Government Security Classification system.