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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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.

The Norwegian State is prepared to sell its shares in Cermaq ASA

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries is prepared to sell the State’s shares in the fish-farming company Cermaq under terms and conditions outlined in today’s notices from Cermaq and Mitsubishi Corporation. However, the Ministry may sell the shares to any other party, if such party should present a more attractive offer than Mitsubishi.

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.

Mandate for a new green tax commission

The commission is mandated to evaluate whether and how a green tax reform can be used to promote improved resource utilisation and the achievement of the objectives contained in the cross-party broad agreement on climate policy.

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.

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Contact information

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