Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Finland. 2020 ‘Marking and Record-keeping.’ National Report of Finland 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 7, pp. 16-17. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations. 1 January
7.5. Does your country have standards and procedures related to keeping of records for all marked SALW in its territory? YES
7.5.1. What records relating to SALW are kept by the State (e.g. manufacturing, brokering, import and export licences granted, sales to other States, SALW held by State agencies such as the armed forces etc)?
The records of manufacturers and dealers are kept by themselves under supervision of the police. From the November 1st 2020 the records will be recorded in the national firearms register where the SALW licenced to private persons are recorded currently. The state has records of all SALW held by the state agencies.
7.5.2. How long does the government keep such records?
Firearms for civil use: 30 years beginning from the destroyal of a firearm
7.5.3. In the event that they go out of business, are companies engaged in SALW activities (e.g. manufacturing, importing, exporting etc) required to submit all records held by them to the government? YES
[SALW = Small arms and light weapons]