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Finland. 1991 ‘Section 1.’ Act on the Export and Transit of Defence Materiel (242/1990; amendments up to 900/2002 included); Section 1. Helsinki: Ministry of Defence. 1 April

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Section 1 (900/2002)

(1) In addition to the provisions of this Act, international agreements, commitments and obligations binding on Finland apply to the export of defence materiel and its transport through Finnish territory into a third country (transit) and to bringing parties to an agreement into contact in order to agree on export or transfer or defence materiel between third countries (brokerage).

(2) What is provided in this Act on the export and brokerage of defence materiel also applies to the assignment and transfer to a third country of:
1) manufacturing know-how concerning and the right to manufacture defence materiel;
2) machine tools and equipment specially designed for manufacturing defence materiel; and
3) computer software related to the manufacture or use of defence materiel.

(3) This Act does not apply to temporary removal from Finland of defence materiel which is the property of the Defence Forces or the Frontier Guard, nor to the export from Finland or transit of defence materiel that belongs to the armed forces of a foreign country, provided that said activities are based on an agreement (Finnish Treaty Series 65/1997) made between contracting states of the North Atlantic Treaty or other states in the Partnership for Peace on the status of their defence forces or on other international peacekeeping tasks, or if the activity has been granted a permit under the Territorial Surveillance Act (755/2000).

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