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UAE nuclear watchdog reviews regulatory framework

Over 60 participants from local and international stakeholders representing various government agencies take part in workshop to showcase their non-proliferation safeguards

Staff Report
19:16 October 25, 2017

Abu Dhabi: The UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) held the third National Workshop on Nuclear Export-Import Control Obligations in the United Arab Emirates, with over 60 participants from local and international stakeholders representing various government agencies took part to showcase their practices in terms of import-export control of nuclear material.

The two-day workshop aimed to improve cooperation among UAE government entities responsible for monitoring and enforcing the UAE trade controls used to achieve the highest standards of nuclear non-proliferation. The workshop presented legal and technical aspects of the international nuclear export-import control of equipment, materials and technologies outlined in FANR regulations.

The UAE’s nuclear law calls on FANR to regulate the nation’s nuclear sector for peaceful purposes, and as part of its efforts to implement that mandate, FANR has issued Regulation 09 on the export and import control of nuclear material, nuclear related items and nuclear related dual-use items.

During the workshop, FANR presented its perspective of the system for licensing and export control of regulated items, which consists of a number of phases such as preliminary approvals, inspection, information exchange and joint cooperation.