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Analytical support of ROSATOM’s activities in the field of legislation improvement and building up the modern legal framework of international cooperation

The Company has interacted with governmental bodies and organisations on issues addressing the foreign economic interests of the nuclear industry as they relate to the improvement of the existing legislation and the legal framework of international cooperation.

For example, in the reporting year, the Company jointly worked with ROSATOM to prepare and get approvals for draft amendments of the Russian presidential decree No. 556 of 27 April 2007 “On Restructuring Nuclear Power and [the] Industry Complex of the Russian Federation”5 which were needed for modification of the existing legislation required for deliveries of highly enriched uranium

Uranium with a uranium-235 content equal to or more than 20% by mass.
to fabricate fuel for research nuclear reactors.

Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation

JSC Techsnabexport’s specialists render expert and analytical support to ROSATOM related to working out the interagency-concerted position of Russia on issues within the jurisdiction of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (international nuclear export control mechanism that unites 48 member states) (NSG) through active participation in, among others, the process of updating existing export control lists that the NSG has been conducting.

In the reporting year, consultations continued with the US Department of Commerce6 regarding the modification of the re-export regime7 established by the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation signed in 1992 (Suspension Agreement

Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on uranium products from the Russian Federation
) and the Amendment thereto of 1997. In November–December 2013, two rounds of consultations concerning the new draft Amendment to Suspension Agreement

Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on uranium products from the Russian Federation
, which had been prepared with the participation of the US law firm White & Case8, were held.

Intergovernmental agreement with Japan

The Company took part in preparation and coordination with the Japanese party of diplomatic notes intended for exchange under the Agreement established between the Government of Japan and the Government of the Russian Federation for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy on 12 May 2009 concerning the application of mutually acceptable measures of control for Japanese nuclear material, which will be processed at Russian installations under the said agreement.

The exchange of notes will help to implement joint projects being worked on through the Japanese party.

Administrative arrangements regarding intergovernmental agreements with Australia and the USA

The Company’s specialists took part in ROSATOM’s consultations with competent authorities (Australian Safeguards and Non-proliferation Office) from Australia and the USA (US Department of Energy) concerning issues of the implementation of bilateral intergovernmental agreements related to cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy and administrative arrangements thereto.

The consultations were intended to assess the initial outcomes of the implementation of the said agreements and administrative arrangements, as well as to produce proposals for further improvement of the legal framework of the bilateral cooperation.

5 Introduced by the Russian presidential decree No. 37 of 27.01.2014.
6 Based on authorities entrusted to ROSATOM.
7 The quantitative limits on Russian uranium products, which can simultaneously be present in the territory of the USA as re-export (i.e. in the regime of temporary importation under the Company’s contracts with customers from third-party countries for the purpose of fabrication of nuclear fuel).
8 The alternative to the revision provided by the US Department of Energy in late 2012.



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