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Finland. 2010 ‘International Tracing Instrument / ITI.’ 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. 1. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations. 1 January
In Finland each small arm and light weapon is marked at the time of manufacture. This marking of small arms and small arms components with serial numbers or another marking suitable for the identification of the object is unique and identifies the country of manufacture. It also provides information that enables the national authorities in Finland to identify the manufacturer and serial number to enable the competent authorities to identify and trace each arm.
Each batch of ammunition and their packaging is marked at the time of manufacture. The marking of the packaging of ammunition is unique and identifies the country of manufacture, the manufacturer and the batch number.
Finland keeps comprehensive and accurate register for at least ten years on the manufacture, holding and transfer of SALW and ammunition falling under its jurisdiction and control. These records are organised and maintained to ensure that accurate information can be promptly retrieved and collated by the competent national authority in Finland.
All documentation on export licenses granted by the Ministry of Defence is kept permanently.
All firearms in the possession of the police bear a marking making their identification. There is a separate register for firearms in the possession of the police.
SALW = small arms and light weapons
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