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Finland. 1998 ‘Trade Permit for Dealing in Firearms.’ Firearms Act (1/1998; amendments up to 804/2003 included); Chapter 3 (Section 20). Helsinki: Minister of the Interior. 1 March

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Section 20: Trade permit for dealing in firearms

The Ministry of the Interior grants and revokes a permit for carrying on the firearms trade (trade permit for dealing in firearms). (601/2001)

The permit may be granted for:
1) trading in firearms, firearm components, cartridges and specially dangerous projectiles;
2) manufacturing firearms, firearm components, cartridges and specially dangerous projectiles for commercial purposes;
3) repairing and converting firearms and firearm components for commercial purposes;
4) keeping a shooting range for commercial purposes;
5) training in the use of firearms for commercial purposes for the approved purposes of use laid down in this Act. (601/2001)

The permit may be granted to an applicant entitled to carry on a trade who notifies the person in charge referred to in section 26 and who, with regard to his or her financial status, adequately meets the requirements for carrying on the firearms trade in an appropriate manner. If the applicant is a natural person, he or she shall also have a firearm licence as referred to in section 27(1). The permit is not granted if the police department for the area in which the storage facilities for firearms, firearm components, cartridges and specially dangerous projectiles are located has not approved the storage facilities.

[NB: Unofficial translation, legally binding only in Finnish and Swedish. Ministry of the Interior, Finland]

ID: Q2002

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