NRCC Networking Meeting in Oslo - 4 November 2014

Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce has organized a networking meeting in Oslo at the premises of the partner organization Innovation Norway on November 4th. Present were some 50 representatives from Russian and Norwegian companies and organizations (Innovation Norway, GIEK, NHO, NUPI, INTSOK, Norwegian Seafood Federation and many others).

The program consisted of informative presentations on current issues in Norwegian-Russian business cooperation, recent developments on the Russian market, followed by fruitful discussions on various trade issues. Among the speakers were Ola S. Smeby, Senior Advisor IN Finnmark-Barents 2020 & ProRus and Johan Bjørkevoll, Investment Manager, IN Fund Management with the presentation "Innovation Norway: Equity investments and grants". The meeting continued with the presentation by Helge Blakkisrud, Head of the Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). He informed the audience about Russian regional elections in times of troubles: what can the recent elections tell us about current political trends in Russia? Next guest speaker, Trond Davidsen, Assisting Director of the Norwegian Seafood Federation, presented future outlooks for the Norwegian Seafood on the emerging markets. Finally, Kåre Karlstad, former chairman of Pomor Nordic Trade, also Honorary Member of NRCC, presented his new book “Cold war – warm people”. 

In conclusion, Managing Director of NRCC Jarle Forbord has informed participants of the meeting about forthcoming Norwegian-Russian Business Forum, which will take place in Moscow on 10-11 December. He also discussed Program Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as various activities and perspectives of NRCC for the nextcoming year. 

After the the networking meeting, Innovation Norway invited participants to refreshments and informal networking.


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 One of the speakers - Ola S. Smeby, Senior Advisor IN Finnmark-Barents 2020 & ProRus 

Statement from the Board of Directors of NRCC


The NRCC objective is to promote trade between Norway and Russia. NRCC notes the restrictions on trade, which have been adopted between the two countries. Both countries recognize the benefits of trade relations and the restrictive measures are, according to the legislator in both countries, adopted due to foreign policy considerations. NRCC will continue to promote bilateral trade between our two countries.

NRCC is concerned about the current and long-term implications of the restrictive measures to individual members of NRCC. It is an important task for NRCC to communicate these implications to all relevant stakeholders including the authorities of both countries.

We have inter alia noted the disruptive effects to the Norwegian and Russian seafood industry and the harmful uncertainties with regard to the scope of the measures that continue to impact the Norwegian petroleum industry players doing business in Russia.

NRCC remains committed to the interests of our members. On their behalf, we encourage the authorities to intensify their efforts to identify political solutions to the present situation, with the objective of enabling the repeal of all restrictive measures. In this context, we emphasize this common obligation Norway and Russia share as neighboring countries, characterized by a long and close cooperation in the High North.


NRCC Networking Meeting in St. Petersburg -  October 7th 2014

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Some of the speakers at the network meeting, surrounded by organizers: From left: Jarle Forbord/NRCC, Heidi Olufsen/Norwegian Consulate General, Erik Gulbrandsen/Kværner, Ulrich Kreuzenbech/FIBA, Olga N. Agafonova/Orkla, Henrik Falck/Tschudi Shipping and Rune O. Methi/NRCC

Russian Economic Developments - №9


Rus Ec Dev eng 09 2014 forsideExperts of Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy present a survey "Russian Economic Developments" №9, 2014. In this issue: Political and economic results of August 2014 - Inflation and monetary policy in July 2014 - Financial markets in August 2014 - Russia's real sector of economy in H1 2014: facts and trends - Fixed investment in H1 2014 - Russia's foreign trade in June 2014 - Russia's state budget in h1 2014 - Russian banks in July 2014 - Russian grain market: records in 2013-2014 my and new season prospects - Mortgage lending in the Russian Federation in Q2 2014 - A review of changes in Russia's regulatory framework in August 2014 - An overview of normative documents on taxation issues for July-August 2014 - Economic growth factors in 2013 - H1 2014.

Download Russian Economic Developments - №9




International Trade Mission to Pskov (Russia), 27-30 Oct 2014

Pskov Bus mission 27-30oct2014The Administration of the Pskov region is planning a multinational business visit to Pskov. This mission will combine traditional networking opportunities between European and Russian companies in the form of round tables and B2B meetings. For more information please contact Mikhail Cherevik at the Trade mission of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Norway (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel.: 22 44 40 25) or download the Program of the business mission.




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