Article in Sør-Varanger Avis with reference to press release from Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce

Sør-Varanger Avis has recently published an article discussing Norwegian-Russian trade after restrictions implemented in 2014. Norwegian seafood export to Russia has decreased dramatically, but according to Svein Ruud from Norway King Crab, Sør-Varanger's largest seafood exporter, there are other, perhaps better markets. 

"Norsk eksport av sjømat til Russland har stupt. Men for Sør-Varangers største sjømateksportør finnes det andre, og kanskje bedre markeder."

Read full article in Norwegian from Sør-Varanger Avis


Russian Prime Minister signs decree to extend list of countries that fall under counter-sanctions

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree that extends the list of countries that fall under Russian counter-sanctions. The official statement was made at a Cabinet meeting on 13 August, as Russian news agency TASS has reported. The list now includes Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Ukraine, under special conditions. 

"Now in addition to the European Union countries, Australia, Canada, Norway and the United States, that saw a ban on export of some agricultural products last August, we've added a number of countries - Albania, Montenegro, Iceland and Liechtenstein, and Ukraine under special conditions," the Russian prime minister said, recalling that these states have joined the earlier decision on the extension of the EU sanctions against Russia. 

"Their argument for making that decision of joining the EU sanctions against Russia is that they are obliged to enter into a number of agreements with the European Union. But this position is only partially fair," Medvedev said. "I want to stress that a number of countries have similar agreement with the EU, but are not participating in sanctions against Russia. So, joining the sanction is a conscious choice, which means that they are ready to counter-sanctions on our part, which is what has been done," Medvedev said.

Read full article in English on the TASS website


Matchmaking program Business to Business, Norway-Russia: full speed - new possibilities

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

MMP deltaker
Please see below a recent feedback received from one of the Match-Making Programme B2B Norway-Russia participants in 2015 - Bengt M. Tovslid, Head of Sales and Co-owner, Bergknapp AS:

"Company Bergknapp AS is a producer and provider of so-called “green roofs” in the Norwegian market. Since the establishment in 2009, we have built up a production facility of about 80.000 sqm, located at Jæren in Rogaland. We focus on thin green roofs, also called sedum roofs. In order to produce sedum roofs we buy components abroad, therefore we need to have partners with stable and secure deliveries of such components.

"RIA Novosti": The value of Norwegian export to Russia has decreased by 78% in the first half-year of 2015

With reference to newly issued press release and statistics report from the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Russian news agency "RIA Novosti" has published an article in Russian language regarding decrease of the Norwegian export to Russia in the first half-year of 2015, comparing to the same period in 2014. 

Read full article in Russian on the RIA Novosti website


NRCC & NHO Networking meeting in Oslo, 1 September 2015

The NRCC has the pleasure to invite representatives of its member companies and partners to the forthcoming NRCC Networking Meeting in Oslo, organized by the NRCC in cooperation with Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO).

Date  : Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Time : 14hrs00-18hrs00
Place:  NHO, Middelthuns gate 27, Oslo

Please click here to download the program for more details and follow the link to register for the meeting on-line

Registration deadline: Monday, 31 August 2015.

We look forward to your participation!

The NRCC administration. Igor Sechin has suggested creation of a shipbuilding monopoly

(Original article at English translation by the NRCC)

04 August 2015

In his letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Igor Sechin, the head of Rosneft, has suggested that legislative measures should be introduced to generate orders for Zvezda Shipyard. The above is reported by Kommersant Newspaper with reference to a copy of Sechin’s letter.

Sechin proposes to encourage all Russian companies – such as Gazprom, Novatek, Lukoil and others – to place construction orders for marine vessels and machinery in Russia and create a unified site where all the orders could be gathered, with the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center (FESRC) at its core. Zvezda Shipyard is a part of the FESRC.


To download statistics report in English please click here

Norsk eksport til Russland er i løpet av 1. halvår 2015  redusert med NOK 2.8 mrd, eller om lag 78 % i forhold til samme periode i fjor.

Russisk eksport til Norge er økt med NOK 490 mill, som er om lag 10 % økning i eksporten i forhold til samme periode i fjor.

Den totale samhandelen i løpet av første halvår er på  NOK 6.05 mrd. Dette er en nedgang på NOK 2.3 mrd eller om lag 28 %.

I mln NOK

Jan.-juni 2014

Jan.-juni 2015



Import fra Russland

4 794

5 284

10 %


Eksport til Russland

3 580


-78 %

-2 810

Total samhandel

8 375

6 055

-28 %

-2 319

Daglig leder i Norsk-Russisk handelskammer, Jarle Forbord, sier at det kraftige fallet i norsk eksport ikke er overraskende. Han viser til at restriktive tiltak er besluttet opprettholdt av alle parter. 


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. More...


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