Norwegian restricitive measures

See below news update regarding restrictive measures against Russia introduced in 2022 and earlier.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway has set up a phone line for business and industry: +47 23 95 15 15.

The line will be operated between 10.00 CET and 14.00 CET on weekdays. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will not be able to provide specific legal advice, but will assist in answering questions as far as possible.

Business community can also email questions to: sanksjoner(at)

Follow updates on Export Control’s information page about Export of goods, technology and services to Russia.

Norway has introduced a new sanctions package targeting Russia on 29 April 2022.

Newly implemented sanctions include a ban on Russian road transport and a ban on port calls for Russian-flagged vessels. According to the statement from Anniken Huitfeldt, Norwegian Foreign Minister, the updated regulation takes into account the sustainable management of common fish stocks and marine ecosystems, search and rescue cooperation and international law obligations under the Svalbard Treaty.

The new ban covers ships exceeding 500 gross tonnage that sail commercially in international traffic, yachts and some pleasure crafts and recreational vessels. The ban does not cover fishing vessels and will not normally include search and rescue vessels or research vessels. Since fishing vessels fall outside the scope of the port ban, the purpose of the port call will not be significant. This means, for example, that Russian fishing vessels can go to shipyards, provided that no other sanctions apply, according to the official press release.

The ban on freight transport by road will apply to transport companies established in Russia. Exceptions are made for items subject to delivery. In addition, it will be possible for the transport companies to apply to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for exemptions for the transport of certain goods, such as medical products and agricultural products that will be specified in the updated regulation.

The amending regulations enter into force immediately. Consolidated version of the regulations is expected to be published on Lovdata on 3 May 2022. Current Regulation on restrictive measures related to actions that undermine or threaten Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty, independence and stability is available here.

Read full press release of 29 April 2022 from the Norwegian Government.

Follow updates on Export Control’s information page about Export of goods, technology and services to Russia.



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