Background

event60x80The Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, nongovernmental organization established by Norwegian and Russian business circles. The NRCC was established on the 20th of October 2003, with a constituting meeting taking place at the premises of Telenor ASA at Fornebu Oslo. The founders of the NRCC are Russian and Norwegian companies, hereunder leading Norwegian investors in Russia. The working language of the Chamber is English, which is used both for official correspondance and networking meetings.

Aim

The aim of the NRCC is to stimulate and improve business relations between Norwegian and Russian companies regarding import, export, shipping, business development, tourism or investment activities. In addition, the Chamber aims to enhance the understanding of each others' business culture, market developments and other socio-economic developments of importance.

Members

As of today, the Chamber has 140 members representing various sectors. It is a pleasure for us to see a growing interest from Russian companies joining the Chamber. A list of the NRCC Members can be found under "Members". The expanded list is only available for the NRCC Members.

Management

Both the NRCC Board and NRCC Administration consist of people with vast experience from Norwegian-Russian trade relations. More information can be found under "Anout NRCC Employees", "About NRCC Board" and "About NRCC Council".

Activities

The Chamber presently offers regular networking events, newsletters, seminars, courses, business delegations, as well as social, cultural and various ad-hoc arrangements. More information can be found under "Events".

Statutes: The Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce shall;

  1. Act as a partner between commerce and industry both in Norway and in the Russian Federation.

  2. Establish and develop contacts and business relations between member companies. Convey and provide know-how about developments in the Russian market to its members. Provide similar services to Russian member companies seeking assistance in the Norwegian market.

  3. Offer services within relevant fields of interest to its members.

  4. Through creativity and engagement, secure the identity of the Chamber and increase the utility value for members.

  5. Refuse any political or ideological activity and have no economical interests beyond covering accrued expenses and outlays.

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NRCC Statutes in Norwegian

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NRCC Statutes in Russian

Read what CEOs of Norwegian and Russian enterprises say about the NRCC

President of Statoil ASA, Torgeir Kydland
“The Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce’s work to strengthen business relations between our two countries has the same long-term perspective as Statoil’s ambitions in Russia. In this respect, it is important to stay updated about the changing market situation, and especially to have continuous contact and exchange of experience with other market players. In this connection, the Chamber represents a constantly growing Norwegian and Russian network, in which both large enterprises and SMEs can establish relations. In our experience, Statoil has benefited greatly from NRCC membership, and, not least, we can contribute our knowledge and experience for the benefit of the business communities in both countries.”

 
CEO of Fiskerstrand AS, Rolf Fiskerstrand
“Fiskerstrand AS has been working with the Russian maritime market since 1999. We have developed a significant commercial relationship with Russia. More than 300 Russian vessels have received various maintenance, conversions and upgrades at our shipyard. As a member of NRCC we are regularly introduced to new potential clients and we aim for further growth in this sector. By using the membership possibilities within various networking arenas, seminars, conferences, delegations and industry cooperation, it has given us the input to understand Russian culture, history and industry even better, - elements that are crucial in order to succeed in Russia. Cross-cultural competence will always be a solid base for any kind of industry cooperation and success.”

 

Former President and CEO of Telenor, Jon F. Baksaas
"Telenor was one of the founders of Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce. We consider Russia to be an important market, and see a clear advantage of a forum for exchange of experience and establishment of contacts. Exchange of knowledge between the companies which are involved in Russia, creates a synergy effects, which both Telenor and others can benefit from. None the less, we see the advantage of the fact that our partners of cooperation can increase their knowledgde about the country and the market where Telenor wishes to be a long-term player."

 
Former Managing Director of Eksportfinans, Gisele Marchand

”Eksportfinans has many years financed various projects in Russia. That's why we know how important it is to have currently updated information about the development in the market. We have also acknowledged that there is a strong need for a meeting place or an arena in Norway where Norwegian and Russian companies and institutions can enrich themselves and others with knowledge. It didn't take long before we applied for the membership in the newly established Chamber of Commerce.”

Premium Partner

Statoil ASA

Logo StatoilStatoil is an international energy company with operations in 35 countries. Building on 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, Statoil is committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. The company is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway with approx. 23,000 employees worldwide, and is listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges. Net operating income of the company is 206,6 billion NOK, and proven reserves are more than 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The company today is:

- One of the world’s largest net sellers of crude oil

- Second largest supplier of natural gas to Europe

- The world’s largest offshore operator

- World leader in carbon capture and storage

- World leader in carbon efficiency in oil and gas production.

Partner

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The Jotun Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of paints, coatings and powder coatings.
The group has 70 companies and 38 production facilities on all continents. Including the total network of legal companies, agents, branch offices and distributors Jotun is represented in more than 80 countries. Jotun's operations cover development, production, marketing and sales of various paint systems and products to protect and decorate surfaces in the residential, shipping and industrial markets. In 2010 the Jotun Group had a total sales income of NOK 13 452 million, and has today 7 800 employees.
Headoffice is located in Sandefjord, Norway. In Russia, Jotun is represented through its fully owned company "Jotun Russia", with head-office in St. Petersburg.

Partner

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The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (in Norwegian Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon; NHO) is Norway’s major organisation for employers and the leading business lobby. Our current membership of 22 000 + companies range from small family-owned businesses to multinational companies in most sectors.

 The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise – NHO - is the leading voice of business and industry in Norway. Having expert knowledge and an extensive business network, the NHO plays an important and constructive role in the Norwegian society.
 Our main objective is to create and sustain conditions that secure the competitiveness and profitability of business and industry, and thereby maintain the basis for a good standard of living, sound economic growth and sustainable development.
 The confederation is made up of 21 sectoral federations and 15 regional offices.
 While the NHO has a cross sectoral responsibility for members’ interests, the sectoral federations covers industry-related interests.The regional offices offer a local point of contact between NHO, companies and authorities

Partner

Kvaerner logo Kvaerner is a leading provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, and delivers offshore installations and onshore plants for upstream oil and gas production around the world. Kværner ASA, through its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Kvaerner"), is an international contractor and preferred partner for oil and gas operators and other engineering and fabrication contractors. Kvaerner and its approximately 2 800 HSSE-focused and experienced employees are recognised for delivering some of the world's most amazing and demanding projects. Kvaerner’s headquarter is in Oslo, Norway.  The company has been active in Russia for many years, and is established with an office in Moscow.

Rolf Baltzersen

Rolf Batlzersen joined the Norwegian Foreign Service in 1972 after having studied Russian language, included Master Studies. After having held several important positions in Brussels, Hague and New Dehli, Baltzersen was appointed Minister Counselor at the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow in the late 1980s. In 1992 Baltzersen was appointed Director of the newly established Secretariat for Eastern Europe in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway. In this role, Baltzersen had a challenging task of initiating projects, developing strategies and producing content for an emerging regional cooperation in the Barents Region. Thanks to the activities of the Secretariat many Norwegians got aquianted with the Russian Federation for the first time. After stepping down as Director of the Secretariat in 1996, Baltzersen served on several positions in the Foreign Service. Baltzersen was awarded NRCC honorary membership in December 2011.

Per Stoele

Per Stole has been engaged in Norwegian-Russian business relations since the beginning of the 1990s, holding leading positions in Norwegian companies dealing with Russia. In 1992 he was appointed a member of the Board of the newly established Osthandelssenteret i Kirkenes, which activities were aimed at developing business cooperation between the Norwegian and Russian part of the Barents region. The company was later acquired by SIVA and later on Per Stole was apponited Deputy CEO of SIVA,  in charge of international development of SIVA until 2008. Both then and today SIVA has is playing an important role regarding facilitating establishment of Norwegian SME in North West Russia. Presently, Per Stole is Chairman of SIVA International Management, with cooperation with Russia as its core activity, with special focus on North West Russia. Stole is also Chairman of Technopark Nor AS, an industrial park in Murmansk owned by SIVA and Innovation Norway. Stole was awarded NRCC honorary membership in December 2011.

Tor B. Naess

Tor B NaessCross border cooperation with the Soviet Union in the High North in the 1980-s would not have been possible without support from central authorities in Oslo. A key role player during these processes, was ambassador Tor Berntin Naess, who in the 1980ies in the Ministry of Trade.
Mr. Naess is cand. oecon and held various positions in the former Ministry of Trade, particularly related to trade with previously State trading countries, COMECON, and amongst them the Soviet Union. He served as Chair of the Norwegian delegation of the Working Group of the Joint Norwegian – Soviet Commission for Technical, Economic an Industrial Cooperation in the 1980ies and the beginning of the 1990ies.
He was working closely together with Norwegian industry - always acting constructive, supportive and finding solutions to the many challenges that arouse in these chaotic years. From 1989 Director General Berntin Naess of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) was leading the negotiations regarding a new GATT agreement.
From 1996 – 2000 he was appointed Norway`s ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, in the years 2001 – 2004 he worked as special advisor in the MFA also in relation to issues regarding the Russian market, worked as temporary ambassador in Bangkok after the tsunami, a shorter period thereafter as ambassador in Switzerland, before he was appointed Norway`s ambassador to Canada in the period 2005 – 2009.
Tor B. N?ss is presently working with the ongoing EFTA – Russia, Belaruss, Khazakstan negotiations and issues related to Russian membership to WTO. Naess was awarded honorary membership in the NRCC in December 2009.

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