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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The Arctic: From opportunities to jobs

‘We are now embarking on the next phase of our efforts in the Arctic. We will pursue an active policy to translate knowledge and resources into jobs and value creation,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Norway’s Arctic Policy for 2014 and beyond - a Summary

The world is turning its attention towards the Arctic now more than at any time in the past. The Arctic is a region of significant and increasing geopolitical importance. It is key to our ability to understand and manage climate change, and its natural resources offer major opportunities for business development and value creation.

Norway pledges NOK 300 million to stimulate private investment in clean energy in Africa

‘More than 700 million people in Africa lack electricity, and the continent is in urgent need of investment in renewable energy. Norway will therefore contribute NOK 300 million to Green Africa Power, which is intended to encourage commercial actors to invest in sub-Saharan Africa,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

The Norwegian State sells its shares in Cermaq ASA

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has today accepted to sell the Norwegian State's shares in the fish-farming company Cermaq to Mitsubishi Corporation.

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan

Foreign Minister Børge Brende's speech at the first plenary session 'Promoting Financial and Economic Cooperation through Enhanced Europe-Asia Connectivity' at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Milan 16 October 2014.

Increase of NOK 290 million for private sector development

Trade and private sector activities are vital for bringing about growth and lasting change in developing countries. Economic growth and free trade are the most effective means of fostering development.

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.

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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