The ESA shall be notified about the existence of commitments relating to the processing, conversion or shaping of ores, source materials or special fissile materials, as well as enrichment of uranium when the material is to return to the original person or undertaking and "as soon as the contracts are signed, of the quantities of material involved in the movements" (Article 75 of the Euratom Treaty).
As far as commitments relating to the enrichment of uranium are concerned, the parties are encouraged to use the following notification form.
In case of commitments relating to all other services, as described above, the parties are encouraged to use the following notification form.
After the receipt of such a notification, the ESA shall inform the notifying party of the reference number attributed to the contract.
As provided for in Article 74 of the Euratom Treaty and in Commission Regulation No 66/2006/Euratom ( the Regulation ), any transfer, import or export of small quantities of ores, uranium and thorium source materials and special fissile materials is to be notified to the ESA. Any person who effects an import or an export and any supplier who effects a transfer of small quantities within the Community should submit to the ESA a quarterly statement of the transactions thus effected (Article 3 of the Regulation).
The quarterly statements should be submitted to the ESA within one month from the end of each quarter during which the respective transactions were effected and should include all information provided for in Article 3 of the Regulation.