Radioactive materials

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Basic information

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Outline of the system

Import of radioactive materials is carried out on the basis of the permission on conduction of international transportation of radioactive materials issued by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate.

Import of sources of ionizing radiation to Ukraine are permitted under the condition that the consignee has a license to use such sources. Permission to import of sources of ionizing radiation is issued under the condition that these sources are returned after their use to consignor (manufacturer) that is stipulated in the contract according to which the import is carried out.

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Product coverage

The permission on conduction of international transportation of radioactive materials are issued by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspection for the goods under UKTZED codes 2844, 2845, 9022, 9026, 9027, 9030, 9031, 9033001000, 9033009000, ex9620001090.

Nature of licensing

Automatic

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If Automatic, administrative purpose

Non-Automatic

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If Non-Automatic, description of the notified Non-Automatic Licensing regime

Non-Automatic licensing to Protect human, animal or plant life or health; protect environment;Pursue obligations under the UN Charter and other international treaties (i.e. CITES, Basel Convention, Rotterdam Convention, UNSC Resolutions etc.); Regulate imports of arms, ammunition or fissionable materials and safeguard national security.

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Products under restriction as to the quantity or value of imports

The permission of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate is not intended to restrict the quantity or the value of importation of the goods and applies to ensure the safety and security of radioactive sources, protect national security and pursue obligations under international treaties.

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Questions for products under restriction as to the quantity or value of imports

Not applicable.

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The system applies to products originating from which country?

The system applies to goods imported from all countries. During the international transportation of radioactive materials, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate preliminarily approves such transportation with the competent authorities of all countries on whose territory the transportation will be carried out.

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Expected duration of licensing procedure

Ongoing

Eligibility of applicants

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Is there a system of registration of persons or firms permitted to engage in importation?

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What persons or firms are eligible to apply for a licence?

Legal entity or individual entrepreneur carrying out activities in the field of nuclear energy use, in relation to which requirements of obligatory licensing, certification or registration are established by the Law of Ukraine "On permitting activity in the sphere of the Use of Nuclear Energy and Radiation Safety" are allowed to apply for a permission. A permission is issued to the holder of the license for carrying out relevant activities in the field of nuclear energy use.

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Is there a registration fee?

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Is there a published list of authorized importers?

Contact point for information on eligibility

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Ministry/Authority

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
Department for Foreign Economic Activity and Trade Protection

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Address

01008, Kyiv, Grushevskogo str., 12/2

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Telephone

+380 (044) 200 4461

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Fax

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E-mail address

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Contact officer

Submission of an application

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Administrative body(ies) for submission of an application

State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate
9/11, Arsenalna str., Kyiv, 01011, Ukraine
https://snriu.gov.ua/
Phone: + 380 (44) 277-12-00
e-mail: pr@snriu.gov.ua

Documentation requirements

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What information is required in applications?

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What documents is the importer required to supply with the application?

To obtain a permission on conduction of international transportation of radioactive materials it is necessary to submit the following documents:

- application for a permission on conduction of international transportation of radioactive materials;
- copy of the contract between the consignor or consignee and the carrier, which has a license to carry out activities for the transportation of radioactive materials;
- copy of the agreement on compulsory civil liability insurance for nuclear damage, concluded in compliance with legislation, and insurance policy (insurance certificate, insurance certificate);
- copy of the agreement on insurance of the liability of the subjects of dangerous goods transportation in case of the negative consequences of their transportation, signed in compliance with the legislation, and a document confirming the payment of the insurance payment;
- copy of the document confirming the consent of the competent body of the country of destination for the importation of sources of ionizing radiation;
- copy of a document confirming the consent of the country of destination for the importation of nuclear materials or radioactive waste;
- copy of the document, regulating initial operational actions in case of an accident during transportation of radioactive materials (emergency card);
- copy of contract, according to which radioactive materials are exported, imported or transited;
- copy of the license for carrying out relevant activities in the field of nuclear energy use; and
- сopy of the certificate stipulated in the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material.

Window of submission of an application

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How far in advance of importation must application for a licence be made?

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Are there any limitations as to the period of the year during which application for licence can be made? If so, explain

Permissions may be issued at any period of the year.

Issuing the license

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Can a licence be granted immediately on request?

A permission is not granted immediately.

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Can licences be obtained within a shorter time-limit or for goods arriving at the port without a licence

The decision on issuing a permission or on its refusal shall be made within 30 business days from the date of receipt of the application. If it is necessary to obtain information from the central executive authority on the possible impact on the state of nuclear and radiation safety, physical protection of radioactive materials during their transportation, the term of consideration of submitted documents is extended by 30 days. If the application for issuing a permit for transportation of radioactive waste or spent nuclear fuel is approved by the competent authorities, the decision on issuing the permit or its refusal shall be made within four months from the date of receipt of the application.

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Which administrative body is responsible for approving application of licences?

The consideration of the application for permission is carried out by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate.

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Must the applications be passed on to other organs for visa, note or approval?

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Are there any other conditions attached to the issue of a licence?

Other condition accompanying issuance of permission is submission of a document confirming the payment of the fee for a permission.

Fees and other administrative charges

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Is there any licensing fee or administrative charge?

Yes, there is a fee for obtaining a permission.

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What is the amount of the fee or charge?

The amount of fee is approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 591 of 1 June 2011 "On approval of the list of fee-based administrative services provided by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate and the fee for their providing and repealing of the fee for carrying out licensing procedures in the field of the use of nuclear energy".

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Is there any deposit or advance payment required associated with the issue of licences?

No deposit or advance payment requirement associated with the issue of permissions.

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Amount or rate?

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Is it refundable?

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What is the period of retention?

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What is the purpose of this requirement?

Refusal of an application

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Under what circumstances may an application for a licence be refused other than failure to meet the ordinary criteria?

The grounds for refusal to issue a permission are set out by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 1196 of 3 October 2007 "Some issues related to the transportation of radioactive materials" and include:

- submission of an incomplete package of documents required to obtain a permission;
- identification of inaccurate information in the documents submitted; and
- determination, based on the results of the review of submitted documents of failure to ensure compliance with nuclear and radiation safety norms, rules and standards in the performance of the declared types of work operations.

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Are the reasons for any refusal given to applicants?

The grounds for refusal to issue a permission are set out by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 1196 of 3 October 2007 "Some issues related to the transportation of radioactive materials"

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Have applicants a right of appeal in the event of refusal to issue a licence?

The grounds for refusal to issue a permission are set out by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 1196 of 3 October 2007 "Some issues related to the transportation of radioactive materials"

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If so, to what bodies and under what procedures?

The grounds for refusal to issue a permission are set out by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 1196 of 3 October 2007 "Some issues related to the transportation of radioactive materials"

Importation

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Are there any limitations as to the period of year during which importation may be made?

Permissions may be issued at any period of the year.

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What documents are required upon actual importation?

All of the above documents, including the permission issued by the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspection, are required along with other necessary customs documents.

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Are there any other administrative procedures, apart from import licensing and similar administrative procedures, required prior to importation?

No.

Conditions of licensing

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What is the period of validity of a licence? Can the validity be extended? How?

The validity of the permit is determined in accordance with the date specified in the application, but no longer than one year. Extension of the term of validity of the permit is carried out on the basis of application, which specifies the reasons for the failure to transportation, changes in the information about the transportation under which the permission was issued, the period for which the permission is being extended. Consideration of the application for extension of the validity period and taking of the corresponding decision are performed in the order and within the terms stipulated for the issuance of the permit. Extension of the term of validity of the permit shall be formalized by amending the permit.

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Is there any penalty for the non-utilization of a licence or a portion of a licence?

There is no penalty for non-utilization of a permission or a portion of a permission.

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Are licences transferable between importers? If so, are any limitations or conditions attached to such transfer?

Permissions are not transferable between importers.

Foreign Exchange

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Is foreign exchange automatically provided by the banking authorities for goods to be imported?

Not applicable.

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Is a licence required as a condition to obtaining foreign exchange?

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Is foreign exchange always available to cover licences issued?

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What formalities must be fulfilled for obtaining the foreign exchange?