Friday, July 29, 2011

New Global Rules for Sensitive Nuclear Trade

In June 2011, the 46-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) agreed to new global terms of trade for uranium enrichment and spent fuel reprocessing technology (ENR). The new guidelines were published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) this week and, according to Mark Higgs of the Carnegie Endowment, the guidelines "represent a patchwork compromise between states most eager to prevent sensitive know-how from proliferating, and others which also fear discrimination by the handful of advanced countries that do nearly all the world’s commercial nuclear fuel processing today".

Read the full version of Higgs's article HERE.

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