About the Ministry

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries is responsible for designating industrial and seafood policy with an eye to the future. This includes involvement in any policy area that affects value creation.

The collective value creation nationwide is what determines prosperity and well-being in Norway. The objective of the Government’s industrial and seafood policy, therefore, is to maximise value creation in the Norwegian economy.

The Ministry designates, creates a framework for and administers policy regarding Norwegian business activities – as well as other industrial and seafood policy instruments and policy for the shipping industry. The Ministry promotes trade, research, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

In addition, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries aids in coordinating the efforts of the various ministries in order to ensure a sound, unified, future-oriented industrial and seafood policy.

The Ministry serves as secretariat for the Minister of Trade and Industry and the Minister of Fisheries, a task which involves providing expert advice to the cabinet minister and Government in the sphere of industrial and seafood policy, as well as aiding in the drawing up of documents to the Storting.