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Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources

bout the Guidance

Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources was first published by the IAEA in March 2005. Many countries have written to the Director General expressing their intent to act in accordance with the Guidance. In accordance with paragraph 20 of the Guidance, the text was revised in 2011. The revised Guidance was published in May 2012. In accordance with paragraphs 4 and 19 of the Guidance, a List of State Points of Contact is maintained by the Secretariat. The purpose of this list is primarily for facilitating the import and export of radioactive sources in accordance with the Code and the Guidance.

Forms to facilitate information exchange

A group of technical and legal experts prepared the text of the model forms to facilitate the exchange of information in relation to the import and export of Category 1 and 2 sources, pursuant to the IAEA publication on Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources.

These forms are available in six languages and are provided for information only. The IAEA cannot accept any responsibility for their subsequent use or modification. The following forms can be downloaded from this side (from the documents' library on the right side):

  • Request to the importing state for consent to import category 1 radioactive sources or to import Category 1 and 2 sources under exceptional circumstances forms in English, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese;
  • Request to the importing State for confirmation that the recipient is authorized to receive and possess Category 2 radioactive sources form;
  • Notification to the importing state prior to shipment of Category 1 or 2 radioactive sources form.

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Request to Importing State.doc
Notification to Importing State.doc
Request for Consent Spanish.doc
Request for Consent Russian.doc
Request for Consent French.doc
Request for Consent English.doc
Request for Consent Chinese.doc
Request for Consent Arabic.doc