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Council Directive 2006/117/EuratomShow full title

Council Directive 2006/117/Euratom of 20 November 2006 on the supervision and control of shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel

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Article 16Prohibited exports

1.The competent authorities of Member States shall not authorise shipments:

(a)

to a destination south of latitude 60° south; or

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to a State which is party to the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, (Cotonou ACP-EC Agreement) which is not a Member State, without prejudice to Article 2, or

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to a third country which does not, in the opinion of the competent authorities of the Member State of origin, in accordance with the criteria referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article, have the administrative and technical capacity and regulatory structure to manage the radioactive waste or spent fuel safely, as stated in the Joint Convention. In coming to an opinion on this issue, Member States shall take duly into account any relevant information from other Member States. In this respect, Member States shall inform the Commission and the Advisory committee, as set up under Article 21 on a yearly basis.

2.The Commission shall, in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 21, establish criteria, taking due account of, inter alia, relevant safety standards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), facilitating Member States to evaluate whether requirements for exports are met.

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