The expansion of the restrictive measures- 25 October, 2017

Dear NRCC members and partners,

Please find below the information regarding the expansion of the restrictive measures. The annoucement below and unofficial translation are provided by the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Norway.

Russia Responses on the Continuous Anti-Russian Sanctions by Extending Country’s Import Ban List

The Russian government has on October 25, 2017 extended the list of agricultural goods, raw materials and food products which are prohibited to import to the Russian Federation. 

The decision is made as a response to the continuous anti-Russian sanctions, and applies for the products originating from US, EU, Canada, Australia, Norway, Ukraine, Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

A political climate in the North gets tougher - Fiskeribladet from 25 October

Chair of the NRCC Board Liv Monica Stubholt in an interview to Fiskeribladet, "Fisheries will play a bigger role in the Norwegian foreign policy".

Please read the full version of the article here (in Norwegian).

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Liv Monica Stubholt, Chair of the NRCC Board . The picture is taken from Fiskeribladet  

Hub organizing of Norway visa application process in Russia

On October 24, during the NRCC networking meeting at Multiconsult, there was given a presentation by Mr Eirik Sandsten, Director of Services Department, Section for Immigration Affairs, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, regarding the Norway visa application centres in Russia. As was mentioned, today there are 23 centers that are open in Russia.  

If you are interesting to get more information about how and where to apply for Norwegian visa, please follow the links below: 

http://www.norwayvisa-russia.com/English/index.html

https://www.norway.no/ru/russia/service-info/visa-residence/visitors-visa/#hand-in-doc  (In Russian)

https://www.norway.no/ru/russia/for-nordmenn/visum-opphold/besoksvisum/#lever-dok (In Norwegian)

NRCC administration. 

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Presentation of the Republic of Bashkortostan in Oslo - October 17, 2017

On October 17, during the Fourth Business Forum “Russian Regions” organized by the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Norway at the premises of the Russian Embassy in Norway, there was held a presentation about the Republic of Bashkortostan.

Bashkortostan takes the first place in Russia at the production of soda ash, gasoline, diesel fuel and auto-concrete pumps.The Republic has well-developed international business community. 

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NRCC Networking Meeting in Oslo - 24 October 2017

On 24 October 2017, the NRCC networking meeting took place in the facilities of the Multiconsult, Oslo. About 55 participants took part in the meeting.

Mr Jarle Forbord, NRCC Managing Director, opened the meeting by welcoming all the participants. Then Mr Christian Nerland, Senior Vice President, Oil & Gas, Multiconsult AS, held a welcome speech with a presentation about the main activities of the Multiconsult. 

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Mr Christian Nerland, Senior Vice President, Oil & Gas, Multiconsult

Maritime Workshop in Vladivostok, 4- 7 October 2017 

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The XII Fishery Congress in Vladivostok, Day 1

On 4-7 October, the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce together with the Innovation Norway organized a maritime workshop in connection with the XII Fishery Congress in Vladivostok. The participants of the worskhop were representatives of NRCC member companies and organisations, such as the Royal Embassy of Norway in the Russian Federation, Innovation Norway, Rapp Marine, Havyard, Teknotherm Marine, Far East Fish Co., Mørenot, Mustad Autoline, Brunvoll Volda, Rolls-Royce Marine and Optimar. 

On October 4, corporate presentations of «Møre Maritime Cluster» were given exclusively at a technical seminar at the Russian Fishery.  Later on this day, the NRCC and Innovation Norway organized an open maritime seminar at the hotel Hyundai for 50 regional invited shipyards, fishing boat owners and ships design companies.

Russia Breakfast Meeting with Bernhard L. Mohr

On September 25, Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) and Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) had a pleasure to invite their members to Russia breakfast meeting with Bernhard L. Mohr, journalist and author of the newly published book “Hvorfor stemmer russerne på Putin?”. The meeting took place at the NHO facilities.

For reference, a presidential election will be held in Russia on 18th of March. Before going into the main points of his book, Mr Mohr told the audience about himself and his background. The author explained from his point of view why russians will select Putin again, for his forth time. So, Mr Mohr mainly mentioned three causes of selecting Putin again as a president: a) he is a guarantor of their safety and stability; b) he is their only alternative; and c) Putin is a world politician.

The topic of the book is relevant today, and Mr Mohr and the audience had an interactive communication after his presentation.   

Watch video recording from the meeting (please note that only NRCC members with activated accounts on the NRCC website can access the video recording).

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