Import from developing countries

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Review of Norway’s Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) for import of goods from developing countries

The Norwegian Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) for import of goods from developing countries allows lower tariffs to be imposed on goods from developing countries.

The Norwegian Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) for import of goods from developing countries allows lower tariffs to be imposed on goods from developing countries.

The purpose is to increase the export income of the developing countries as a contribution to economic and social development. The system is authorised by an exception to the principle of nondiscrimination in the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Norwegian GSP scheme was established in 1971.

Import from developing countries (pdf)