Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Estonia. 2014 ‘International Transfers.’ National Report of Estonia on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 3, pp. 1-2. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Estonia to the United Nations. 31 January
Section 3: International Transfers
Laws, regulations and administrative procedures
6. Does your country have laws, regulations or administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the export, import, transit or retransfer of SALW? YES
6.1. List laws, regulations or administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the export, import, transit or retransfer of SALW.
1) Strategic Goods Act is the the primary export control law, it includes 6 acts of secondary law to implement it:
- Establishment the Commission of Strategic Goods and it's rules of procedure (licensing and export control policy authority);
- Procedure for Customs Formalities with Strategic Goods, for Transfer of Strategic Goods within the European Community and for Transfer of Firearms Through Air Transport;
- Lists of Strategic Goods (lists the controlled goods);
- Establishment of the National General Authorisations;
- Strategic Goods Control related Forms (licences and other forms);
- Establishment of the database for all the strategic goods related activities.
2) Weapons Act for European Union transfers, including secondary law implementing it.
Licensing and authorisation
6.2. Does a person or an entity who transfers SALW require a licence or other form of authorisation to transfer SALW from/into your country? YES
6.3 Is it a criminal offence to trade SALW without a licence or authorisation, or to do so in a manner that is in contradiction to the terms of a licence or authorisation, in your country? YES
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]