1a. Legislation, regulations, or administrative procedures provide for control over exports of conventional arms, including SALW and ammunition?
If yes, List laws, regulations, or administrative procedures Yes
1b. Legislation, regulations, or administrative procedures provide for measures to regulate imports of conventional arms, including SALW and ammunition?
If yes, List laws, regulations, or administrative procedures Yes
1c. Legislation, regulations, or administrative procedures provide for measures to regulate transit/transshipment of conventional arms including SALW and ammunition?
If yes, list laws, regulations, or administrative procedures Yes
1d. Legislation, regulations, or administrative procedures provide for measures to regulate brokers/brokering of conventional arms, including SALW and ammunition?
If yes, List laws, regulations, or administrative procedures Yes
2a. The competent national authority/ies for the control of exports is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yes
Ministry of Interior / Police
Transfer Control Agency
Other
2b. The competent national authority/ies for the regulation of imports is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yes
Ministry of Interior / Police Yes
Transfer control agency
Other
2c. The competent national authority/ies for the regulation of transit/transshipment is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yes
Ministry of Interior / Police
Transfer control agency
Other
2d. The competent national authority/ies for the regulation of brokers and/or brokering activities is/are:
Customs / Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Economy / Ministry of Business / Ministry of Trade
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yes
Ministry of Interior / Police
Transfer control agency
Other
3a. National control list of conventional arms subject to transfer controls.
If yes, please specify Yes
https://www.riigiteataja.ee/aktilisa/1030/6201/5004/VV_171m_lisa1.pdf
1. A transfer is prohibited if it would violate obligations under measures adopted by the United Nations Security Council acting under Chapter VII, in particular arms embargoes
If yes, please specify Yes
2. A risk assessment is conducted before issuing an export authorization
If yes, please specify Yes
3. National legislation, regulations or policy guidelines include the following] risk assessment criteria
Contribute to or undermine peace and security Yes
Commit or facilitate a serious violation of international humanitarian law to which State is a party Yes
Commit or facilitate a serious violation of international human rights law to which State is a party Yes
Commit or facilitate an act constituting an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to terrorism to which State is a party Yes
Commit or facilitate an act constituting an offence under international conventions or protocols relating to transnational organized crime to which State is a party Yes
Commit or facilitate serious acts of gender-based violence or serious acts of violence against women and children Yes
Risk of diversion Yes
Other Yes
5. Risk mitigation measures that could be undertaken to mitigate identified risks
If yes, use free text box for types of risk mitigation measures utilized Yes
Consultations with national or partner countries’ embassies located in the destination country, requirement of delivery verification certificates, ex post end–use checks etc.
1. There is an authorization or licensing system to control the export of conventional arms
If yes, please specify Yes
2. Information and/or documentation provided to the competent national authority in an application for a licence or other form of authorization to export conventional arms
Information/documentation that has to be attached to the application is listed in §14 of Strategic Goods Act See: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/511072014011/consolide/current Detailed description of the SALW or technology, final destination country, description of the end-use of the SALW, exporter’s details, end-user information, information on other parties involved in the transaction, certification by the relevant government authorities of the authenticity of the end-user, and date of issue. End User Statements by private companies if End User Certificates are impossible to get.
3. The national control system permits exports of conventional arms (a) without a licence or authorization or (b) under simplified procedures under certain circumstances
If yes, please specify Yes
4. State maintains records of export authorizations
State maintains records of export authorizations? Yes
4a. Records of export authorizations are kept for … years
no information provided
4b. Information contained in records of export authorizations includes:
Quantity No information provided
Value No information provided
Model / type No information provided
Importing state No information provided
End-User No information provided
Other (please specify) No information provided
5. State maintains records of actual exports
If yes, please specify Yes
5a. Records of actual exports are kept for … years
no information provided
5b. Information contained in records of actual exports includes:
Quantity No information provided
Value No information provided
Model / type No information provided
Importing state No information provided
End-User No information provided
Other (please specify) No information provided
1. There is an authorization or licensing system to regulate the import of conventional arms
If yes, please specify Yes
2. Information and/or documentation provided to the competent national authority in an application for a licence or other form of authorization to import conventional arms
Information/documentation that has to be attached to the application is listed in §14 of Strategic Goods Act See: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/511072014011/consolide/current
3. The national control system permits imports of conventional arms (a) without a licence or authorization or (b) under simplified procedures under certain circumstances
If yes, please specify Yes
4. State maintains records of actual imports
If yes, please specify Yes
4a. Records of actual imports are kept for … years
no information provided
4b. Information contained in records of actual imports includes:
Quantity No information provided
Value No information provided
Model / type No information provided
Exporting state No information provided
End-User No information provided
Other (please specify) No information provided
1. Definition of transit and/or transshipment in national legislation and/or regulations
If yes, please specify No information provided
2. The national system regulates the transit/transshipment of conventional arms
By land Yes
By sea Yes
By air Yes
3. Information and/or documentation provided to the competent national authority in an application for a licence or other form of authorization to transit/transship conventional arms
Information/documentation that has to be attached to the application is listed in §14 of Strategic Goods Act. See: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/511072014011/consolide/current
4. The national control system permits transit/transshipment of conventional arms (a) without a licence or authorization or (b) under simplified procedures under certain circumstances
If yes, please specify Yes
§16 of the Strategic Goods Act establishes exemptions from requirement to apply for license. See: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/511072014011/consolide/current
5. State maintains records of transit/transshipment authorizations
If yes, please specify Yes
5a. Records of transit/transshipment authorizations are kept for … years
no information provided
5b. Information contained in records of transit/transshipment authorizations includes:
Quantity No information provided
Value No information provided
Model / type No information provided
Exporting state No information provided
Importing state No information provided
End-User No information provided
Other (please specify) No information provided
1. Definition of broker and/or brokering in national legislation and/or regulations
If yes, please specify Yes
For the purposes of Strategic Goods Act (Estonian national export control legislation), brokering of military goods means:1) the provision or making available of information, practical assistance or funds, the conduct of negotiations or the arrangement of transactions with a view to conclude a an agreement relating to military goods involving the transfer of goods from a foreign country to another foreign country;2) the acquisition of military goods located in a foreign country with a view to transfer the goods to another foreign country.Brokering of dual-use items means the brokering service within the meaning of Council resolution 428/2009 (EC), including:1) the negotiations of transactions or arrangement of such transactions the purpose of which is the sale, purchase or supply of dual-use items from a country outside the European Union to another country outside the European Union or2) the sale or purchase of dual-use items located in a country outside the European Union with the aim to transfer it to another country outside the European Union. Brokering of dual-use items does not mean the sole provision of transportation, financial services, insurance or reinsurance, general advertising or promotion as well as the provision of service or the transfer of technology if this is accompanied by cross-border movement of persons.
2. The national system regulates brokers and/or brokering activities
Registration of brokers only N/A
Authorization to conduct brokering only N/A
Two-stage process of registration of brokering and authorization for brokering Yes
3a. Information and/or documentation provided to the competent national authority in an application to register as a broker
Information/documentation that has to be attached to the application is listed in §14 of Strategic Goods Act. See: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/511072014011/consolide/current
3b. Information and/or documentation provided to the competent national authority in an application for a licence or another form of authorization to conduct brokering
Information/documentation that has to be attached to the application is listed in §14 of Strategic Goods Act. See: https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/511072014011/consolide/current
4. The national control system permits brokering of conventional arms (a) without a licence or authorization or (b) under simplified procedures under certain circumstances
If yes, please specify ?
5. State maintains a register of brokers
If yes, please specify Yes
5a. Records of registered brokers are kept for … years
no information provided
6. State maintains records of brokering licences or authorizations
If yes, please specify Yes
6a. Records of brokering authorizations are kept for … years
no information provided
6b. Information contained in records of brokering authorizations includes:
Quantity No information provided
Value No information provided
Model / type No information provided
Exporting state No information provided
Importing state No information provided
End-User No information provided
Other (please specify) No information provided
7. Regulation of activities closely associated with brokering
If yes, please specify Yes
Associated activities regulated include: Acting as dealers or agents, providing technical assistance, training, transport, freight forwarding, storage, finance, insurance, maintenance, security, and other services.Estonian national regulation makes a distinction between brokering services (movement of the controlled goods is involved) and technical assistance (services only). Technical assistance is regulated under Estonian national regulation in accordance with EU decision nr401/2000. It concerns maintenance
1. Measures to mitigate the risk of diversion
Establishment of mitigation measures Yes
Provision, upon request, of end use / end user documentation to the exporting State Yes
Measures in place to verify or seek to authenticate EUCS or other types of end-user documentation [SALW] Yes
Measures in place aimed at preventing the forgery and misuse of EUCs or other types of end-user documentation [SALW] Yes
Requirement for end use / end user assurances from an importing State (or industry) Yes
Examination, where appropriate, of parties involved in a transfer Yes
Requirement, where appropriate, for additional documentation, certificates, assurances for a transfer Yes
Exchange of relevant information with other States Parties on effective measures to address diversion, as well as on illicit activities and actors Yes
Reporting to an international or regional body on measures taken to address diversion of transferred conventional arms No
When exporting, State requires a Delivery Verification Certificate (DV) to confirm that SALW have reached their intended end-user or intended importer in the importing State [SALW] Yes
When importing, the State grants the right to the exporting State to conduct a physical check at the point of delivery [SALW] Yes
Other measures No
2. Information contained in end user documentation (e.g. EUC)
Detailed description of the SALW or technology Yes
Contract number of order reference and date No
Final destination country Yes
Description of the end-use of SALW Yes
Exporter's details (name, address and business name) Yes
End-user information (name, position, full address, and original signature) Yes
Information on other parties in the transaction Yes
Certification by the relevant government authorities of the authenticity of the end-user Yes
Date of issue Yes
Other No
3. Measures to Control SALW re-exports:
Re-export of SALW only permitted when there is prior notification N/A
Re-export of SALW is permitted only when there is prior approval Yes
4. State takes appropriate measures when a diversion has been identified
Alert potentially affected States Yes
Investigative and law enforcement measures at the national level Yes
Use international tracing mechanisms to identify points of diversion Yes
Other measures Yes
1. State takes measures to enforce national laws and regulations
State takes measures to enforce national laws and regulations Yes
2. Criminal offence to trade conventional arms without a licence or authorisation, or to do so in a manner that is in contradiction to the terms of a licence or authorisation
Criminal offence to trade conventional arms without a licence or authorisation, or to do so in a manner that is in contradiction to the terms of a licence or authorisation Yes
1. The national system includes one or more national points of contact designated to act as a liaison on matters relating to the implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms (PoA)
If yes, please specify Yes
2. The national system includes one or more national points of contact designated to act as a liaison on matters relating to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms
If yes, please specify No information provided
3. The national system includes one or more national points of contact to exchange information on ATT implementation
If yes, please specify Yes
1. The state makes information publicly available on the national system to control/regulate international arms transfers and address diversion
National report on implementation of the PoA Yes
ATT initial report Yes
1540 matrix Yes
National report on the national system to control/regulate international arms transfers and address diversion Yes
ATT-BAP survey Yes
2. The state makes information publicly available on arms imports and exports
UN Register of Conventional Arms Yes
UN Register of Conventional Arms - SALW Yes
ATT annual report Yes
Arms transfers reported to Comtrade Yes
Regional instrument Yes
National report on arms transfers Yes
3. Website for more information on national system