President Barack Obama recently signed legislation that imposes multiple new requirements relating to the regulation of exports of civil nuclear technology. Under the new law, the U.S. Secretary of Energy must make a number of changes to the Department of Energy’s nuclear export control regulations and approval process contained in 10 C.F.R. Part 810 (the Part 810 Regulations). The new law has had an immediate impact on the transfer of U.S. civil nuclear technology to China and Russia.
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