Business and industry

Handshake over signed agreement

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries develops and implements policies and framework conditions for business and industry, trade and shipping. In addition to making active use of the instruments at its disposal, it is important that the Ministry influences and follows up work carried out by other ministries that has a bearing on business and industry.

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Aspaker about russian ban

I am informed that the measures carried out by Russia against the import of foodstuffs from the EU, Canada, USA and Australia also will have an impact on the Norwegian seafood industry. We are following the situation carefully, and we are in a close dialogue with the industry. It is now particularly important to identify the consequences of these measures, and to look at measures that can be undertaken to ease the situation for the seafood industry, says the Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker.

Government and business sector to cooperate on vocational training in developing countries

The Government has entered into a partnership with the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) and Norwegian companies with a view to strengthening vocational training in developing countries.

Countercyclical buffer unchanged

The Ministry of Finance has today decided to keep the level of the countercyclical capital buffer for banks unchanged. This is in line with advice from Norges Bank. The Financial Supervisory Authority has stated that it concurs with the advice.

Environmental compliance demanded of new aquaculture growth

The Government will accept a five per cent growth in the Norwegian aquaculture industry, but with stringent demands regarding lice.

Adjustments in order to increase distribution of power and private ownership

In the new white paper on direct ownership in state-owned enterprises the Government asks for consent to reduce state ownership in several companies.

Free trade agreement with Costa Rica and Panama

“I am very pleased that the Storting has said yes to the free trade agreement between the EFTA member states and Costa Rica and Panama,” says Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland.

Free trade agreement with Colombia

“The free trade agreement will promote greater economic cooperation between Norway and Colombia,” says Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland.

The Norwegian Government proposes increased flexibility in the state ownership of Telenor ASA and Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

In the forthcoming white paper concerning direct state ownership in enterprises, the Government will announce that it will propose to the Storting (the Norwegian Parliament) the flexibility to reduce the state’s ownership in Telenor ASA and Kongsberg Gruppen ASA to 34 per cent.

New Government in India

Narendra Modi, who led his party BJP to victory in the Indian general election, was sworn in as Prime Minister on 26 May. Mr Modi invited heads of government from neighbouring states in South Asia to attend the ceremony.

Norwegian policies towards Asia – our place in a transitional global economy

'The basis for securing Norwegian interests abroad – including our economic interests – is an active and strategic foreign policy. The Government will maintain a focus on active diplomacy and political consultations with Asian countries', said State Secretary Morten Høglund in his address at a Norwegian Institute of International Affairs Seminar.

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Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90

Address

Visiting address: 
Kongens gate 8

Contact information

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90

Address

Visiting address: 
Kongens gate 8