Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Finland. 2010 ‘Competent Authorities.’ National Report of Finland on its Implementation of the International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons (International Tracing Instrument) and the UNPoA, p. 11. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations. 1 January
7.1. Competent Authorities
There are two authorities in charge of controlling the export of small arms and light weapons in Finland.
Ministry of the Interior is responsible for controlling exports of the civilian firearms, as well as imports of all firearms.
Ministry of Defence is in charge of controlling exports of defence materiel. The term defence materiel comprises all the products on the Wassenaar Munitions' List as well as on the European Union Common Control List of Military equipment, with the exception of non-automatic rifles, carbines, revolvers and pistols and smooth-bore weapons, which are classifies as civilian firearms in Finland. Sharp-shooting rifles are, however, classified as defence materiel.