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Latvia. 2003 ‘Regulations Regarding Commercial Handling of Weapons, Munitions, Explosives, Explosive Devices, Special Means and Pyrotechnic Articles.’ Law on the Handling of Weapons; Chapter VIII (Section 36). Riga: The Saeima. 1 January
Section 36. Regulations Regarding Commercial Handling of Weapons, Munitions, Explosives, Explosive Devices, Special Means and Pyrotechnic Articles
(1) In order to engage in the manufacture (production) of weapons, munitions, explosives, explosive devices, special means or Class 1, 2, 3 and 4 pyrotechnic articles, individual components or accessories of such items, as well as in the repair of weapons and special means (except gas sprays for self-protection), in the organisation of commercial exhibitions of such articles, in distribution in the wholesale or retail trade thereof, export, import or transit or to provide services in relation to referred to articles, a merchant shall have a special permit (licence) for individual types of commercial activities. The State Police in accordance with the procedures specified by the Cabinet may determine individual types of Class 1 pyrotechnic articles for the import, export and realisation of which a special permit (licence) shall not be required.
(2) Individual merchants or commercial companies, the shareholders, managers and persons holding positions in the administrative bodies of which are Latvian citizens or European Union citizens, or citizens of European Economic Area states who have reached at least 21 year of age, if the restrictions specified in Section 20 of this Law (except the restrictions referred to in Section 20, Clause 5) do not apply thereto, and the employees of which are directly related to the production (manufacture), repair, realisation, possession, transportation of the items referred to in Paragraph one of this Section, and the provision of services or security related thereto are Latvian citizens, or European Union citizens, or citizens of European Economic Area states who have reached at least 21 year of age (if the restrictions specified in Section 20 do not apply thereto) and if the State security institutions do not have information that the activity of the relevant merchant is directed against the security of the Republic of Latvia or such merchant violates the restrictions included in the international agreements or specified by the international organisations are entitled to receive special permits (licences).