Citation(s) from the literature library

Estonia. 2002 ‘Procedure for Carriage of Weapons and Ammunition Across Customs Frontier.’ Weapons Act (Riigi Teataja I 2001, 65, 377) [with amendments to June 2004]; Section 62 (Chapter 8). Tallinn: Riigi Teataja (State Gazette). 31 March

Relevant contents

§ 62. Procedure for Carriage of Weapons and Ammunition Across Customs Frontier

(1) The import and export of weapons and ammunition shall be conducted through border checkpoints open to international travel where Customs authorities are permanently present.

(2) It is not permitted to send firearms to Estonia or out of Estonia in international postal consignments.

(3) The compliance of imported weapons and ammunition with the requirements shall be checked in a Customs control zone by an agency authorised by the Government of the Republic which, if the requirements are complied with, shall make a notation to this effect on the special permit. If the weapons or ammunition do not comply with the established requirements, a report shall be prepared which sets out the deficiencies due to which the import of all or part of the weapons or ammunition is prohibited.

(4) Weapons and ammunition shall be accurately identifiable on the basis of accompanying documents and a permit. The list shall not differ from the list specified in the permit and the actual amount shall not exceed the amount indicated in the permit.

(5) Imported firearms and essential components of firearms shall bear marking which meets the requirements. The marking of a registered firearm shall correspond to the marking indicated in the special permit.

(6) Weapons and ammunition carried to a Customs frontier without the special permit specified in subsection 59 (3) of this Act shall be retained and stored in a Customs warehouse until the facts are ascertained. The Customs authorities shall ensure that retained weapons and ammunition are preserved and stored according to the requirements.

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