Articles bearing a responsibility mark registered in another country are imported to Finland. However, such articles cannot be released onto the Finnish market as such. No harmonized regulations for articles made of precious metals exist in the EU; instead, each member state applies its own national legislation which in many cases differs sharply from each other. If a responsibility mark is not registered with Tukes, the country in which it is registered cannot be established.
In the worst-case scenario, a responsibility mark may be registered with a party that has nothing to do with the articles in question. This being the case, a responsibility mark must always be registered with Tukes if articles bearing it are to be placed on the market in Finland. The only exception is articles which carry a hallmark indicating the country in which the responsibility mark is registered.