ANNOUNCEMENT 08 May 2022

In May 2022, the United States announced an export restriction on source material, special nuclear material, byproduct material, and deuterium to Russia.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

U.S. White House, Briefing Room, “FACT SHEET: United States and G7 Partners Impose Severe Costs for Putin’s War Against Ukraine”. Available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/08/fact-sheet-united-states-and-g7-partners-impose-severe-costs-for-putins-war-against-ukraine/

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Regulations (NRC, 10 CFR), PART 110—EXPORT AND IMPORT OF NUCLEAR EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL. Available at: https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/part110/full-text.html

Inception date: 08 May 2022 | Removal date: open ended

Export ban

On 8 May 2022, the U.S. Administration announced that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the United States will suspend general licenses for exports of source material, special nuclear material, byproduct material, and deuterium to Russia.

The decision is taken in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the United States is an independent agency created by the U.S. Congress with the purpose of ensuring the safe use of radioactive materials for beneficial civilian purposes. The NRC regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials through licensing, inspection and enforcement of its requirements.

AFFECTED SECTORS