Background

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The Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established by Norwegian and Russian business circles in Oslo on 20 October 2003. Members include major Norwegian and Russian companies such as Statoil, Jotun, DNV GL, Lukoil Overseas North Shelf, RN Nordic Oil as well as central business organizations such as the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), GIEK, Innovation Norway, universities and SMEs. Russian companies are also members of Board of Directors of the NRCC. The working language of the Chamber is English, which is used both for official correspondance and networking meetings.
Since the establishment of the association, NRCC has developed close cooperation with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, centrally as well as in regional Russia. The CCIs of Russia have about 170 regional offices and more than 50 000 members. Our outreach to Russian companies in the Russian market is thus extraordinary and quite unique.
NRCC is an NGO mainly financed by various types of membership. In 2017, the NRCC signed a new three-year Program Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway with the aim of strengthening business relations between Norway and Russia.

The NRCC is the leading Norwegian-Russian Business Network.

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 about 130 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 the NRCC Administration consist of people with vast experience from Norwegian-Russian trade relations. More information can be found under "About 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 Equinor Russia 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 Equinor’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, Equinor 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.”

NRCC Partner Member

Aker Solutions 7x7Aker Solutions (merged with Kvaerner) helps the world meet its energy needs. We engineer the products, systems and services required to unlock energy. Our goal is to maximize recovery and efficiency of oil and gas assets, while using our expertise to develop the sustainable solutions of the future. Aker Solutions is one of the world’s leading suppliers of solutions to reduce climate gas emissions from oil and gas installations, and for delivery of complete renewable energy production facilities. Aker Solutions employs approximately 15,000 people in more than 20 countries and is headquartered at Fornebu, Norway. The company has been active in Russia for many years, and is established with an office in Moscow.

 

NRCC Partner Member

JOTUN 7x7

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. 

NRCC Partner Member

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Equinor (earlier Statoil) is an international energy company with operations in 30 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. Since 1972 Statoil have explored, developed and produced oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf, where they are a leading operator. T he company is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway with approx. 20,000 employees worldwide.

 

NRCC Partner Member

ROSNEFT 7x7

Rosneft is the leader of Russia’s petroleum industry and the world’s largest public oil & gas company by liquid hydrocarbon production and reserves. The company’s core operations are in hydrocarbon exploration and appraisal, production of oil, gas and gas condensate, offshore developments, refining, marketing of oil, gas and oil products inside and outside Russia, and investment activity. Rosneft is one of the major investors in Russia’s economy and the country’s biggest taxpayer. Rosneft established presence in Norway in 2012 through its indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary  RN Nordic Oil AS. RN Nordic Oil, pre-qualified as a non-operator licensee and started its activity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in 2013. Rosneft joined the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce as Premium Partner in 2014.

NRCC Partner Member

NHO 7x7

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (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 a 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

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