Discussion Paper DIS-24-02, Proposal to amend REGDOC-2.13.2, Import and Export

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment, and to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy. This includes overseeing the import and export of nuclear and nuclear-related dual-use materials, equipment, and information in accordance with the Nuclear Non-proliferation Import and Export Control Regulations.

The CNSC is revising REGDOC-2.13.2, Import and Export to align with the proposed amendments to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Import and Export Control Regulations.

The aim of this discussion paper is to solicit input from licensees, proponents, the Canadian public, Indigenous Nations and Communities and other stakeholders regarding the proposed revisions to REGDOC-2.13.2, Import and Export. The feedback gathered through this consultation process will inform the CNSC’s approach to revising the regulatory document.

Interested parties can submit comments on this paper below.

About REGDOC-2.13.2, Import and Export

REGDOC-2.13.2, Import and Export provides guidance to applicants and licensees who import or export nuclear substances, equipment and information that are listed in the Nuclear Non-proliferation Import and Export Control Regulations (NNIECR).

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulates nuclear imports and exports to assure they are used solely for peaceful purposes and do not contribute to development or maintenance of any nuclear weapons programme worldwide.

Who does REGDOC-2.13.2 apply to?

Anyone who intends to import or export:

  • nuclear substances, equipment and information listed in the NNIECR 
  • items which have both nuclear and non-nuclear uses, also known as ‘nuclear- related dual-use items’ listed in the NNIECR
  • risk-significant radioactive sources (International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA]  Category 1 and 2) as set out in IAEA RS-G-1.9, Categorization of Radioactive  Sources

Any exporter who intends to export items that are not otherwise listed in the  NNIECR but may be suspected to have a connection with a nuclear weapons program.

What is the purpose of this discussion paper?

This discussion paper describes the changes the CNSC is planning to make to REGDOC-2.13.2:

  • ensure it aligns with the proposed amendments being made to the NNIECR
  • add guidance on topics such as reporting requirements and technical notes for  specific nuclear substances, equipment and information
  • address areas of improvement identified since REGDOC-2.13.2 was published  2018

Read the Discussion Paper and Provide your Comments

Key Dates

  • Consultation period: April 2, 2024 to June 13, 2024
  • Feedback on comments period:  June 14, 2024 to June 28, 2024

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