Export control

Under Norway’s export control system, a range of products, technology and services may only be exported from Norway if the exporter has obtained an export licence from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. See the categories below to learn more about the export control legislation, the types of products, technology and services that require an export licence, and sanctions and restrictive measures.


What is Norway's export control system?

Read more about legislation, lists of controlled items and ‘catch-all’ clauses.


Information for exporters

Read more about the responsibilities of exporters.


Sanctions and restrictive measures

Read more about sanctions and restrictive measures, and about exports to Russia and Iran.

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Defence-related exports from Norway in 2018

In 2018, Norwegian companies exported defence-related products and services worth NOK 5.8 billion. This is a decrease compared with 2017, when exports totalled NOK 6.3. In preparing the white paper, particular importance has been attached to providing a thorough account of the legislation and of the Ministry’s processing of export licence applications, in line with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs guidelines.

Suspension of export licences to the UAE

On the basis of a comprehensive assessment of the situation in Yemen and the increasing risks associated with the United Arab Emirates’ military engagement in the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided on 19 December 2017 to suspend licences that have already been issued for the export of Category A defence-related products to the United Arab Emirates.