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Export License Requirement Imposed on Targets for Production of Tritium

Friday, April 06, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective April 5, imposes a license requirement on exports and reexports of the following items.

- specified target assemblies and components for the production of tritium (under new Export Control Classification Number 1A231) if they are either (a) target assemblies made of or containing lithium enriched in the lithium-6 isotope specially designed for the production of tritium through irradiation, including insertion in a nuclear reactor; or (b) components specially

designed for the target assemblies specified in item paragraph a. of new ECCN 1A231

- related production technology for items controlled under new ECCN 1A231 under ECCNs 1E001 and 1E201

These items are controlled for nuclear nonproliferation Column 1 and anti-terrorism Column 1 reasons. They were previously controlled under ECCNs 0A521 and 0E521 for regional stability Column 1 reasons to all destinations except Canada. A case-by-case review policy applied to license applications, and the only license exception available was GOV.

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