The food and beverage industry in Norway
is comprised of approximately 2,300 companies
, which have 48,000 employees
. The investors who want to open a company in Norway
in this industry should know that the country has several factories set up by large international food corporations
, but the Norwegian brands
are dominating this market. Our team of consultants in company formation in Norway
can assist foreign investors with advice on the main legal requirements for selling food and beverages
in this country.
Requirements for importing food products to Norway
Although numerous food products
are manufactured in Norway
, a large part of the food and beverages industry
is represented by imported products.
Investors who are interested in starting the procedure of company formation in Norway
for a business that will handle import-export activities
will need to comply with a set of requirements. Our representatives
can offer advice on the following:
• when importing food in Norway, it is necessary to have a responsible person in this country;
• the responsible person (or consignee) may also be a company, in which case the required control of goods must be performed by the latter;
• in order to import food products in this country, the company has to be registered with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority;
• if operating through a consignee company, it is necessary to verify if the business operator is also registered with the above mentioned institution.
We are also at your service with VAT registration services in Norway.
Organic food and beverages in Norway
A sector with a high potential for development
is the organic food and beverages industry
. Those who want to sell organic foodstuffs and beverages
should know that the local agriculture
is sustained by the Norwegian government
through several incentives. The market is mainly characterized by small-sized companies registered in Norway
, operating at a regional level
The types of products that are sold as organic goods
range from milk, meat products, fruits and vegetables, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, eggs
and others, but dairy products
represent the largest market segment in this case. Businessmen are invited to contact our team of specialists in company registration in Norway
for more information on this subject.