Photo: Harald Pettersen / Statoilhydro.Photo: Harald Pettersen / Statoilhydro

Doing business in Norway

Last updated: 11.02.2011 // If you are interested in doing business, investing or establishing operations in Norway, you will find answers to key questions here.

Norway has a predictable business climate, high productivity rates and an open economy with good access to major markets. Oil, gas and seafood are important exports, and the availability of hydropower resources has enabled Norway to develop a significant process industry. Our longstanding experience of oil and gas production has made Norway a technological leader in the field, and more recently we have also developed a dynamic ICT industry.

How can I establish operations in Norway?

The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry’s website (Bedin) provides practical information for both companies and individuals who wish to set up business in Norway.

Details of how to register a company in Norway can be found on the Brønnøysund Register Centre’s website.

How can I find a Norwegian company to cooperate with?

The Brønnøysund Register Centre, which is a government body, provides information about Norwegian companies and companies that have established operations in Norway. These can be found in the Register Centre’s database, (Norwegian only).

The Official Norwegian Trade Portal  provides up-to-date information on more than 4 000 Norwegian companies that are engaged in export, import and other forms of international business.

Where can I find information about public services?

The Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs provides a guide to the public sector in Norway. Here you can find extensive information about doing business in Norway and links to other useful internet resources.

Where can I find information about Norwegian standards?

Standards for most sectors in Norway can be purchased from the standardisation website.

The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority can provide standards for the post and telecommunications field.

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