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Why Invest in Norway

Updated on Monday 09th January 2023

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A founding member of the United Nations, Norway has a long tradition in international cooperation. Although this country is not a European Union member, it has a special economic relation to the EU. Norway is also part of the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) and the Schengen Agreements, benefiting from a preferential TRQ (tariff-rate quota). These economic relations with the Union are an important aspect to consider when you intend to invest in Norway, for example when you decide to open a company in Norway
 

The advantages of investing in Norway

With its exports exceeding the imports, Norway is a trade surplus country. This is one reason for which Norway is a safe and easy spot for your investment. Other reasons to invest in Norway are as well:
  • a competent labor force (Norway has a high score in the Human development Index, with a highly skilled and multilingual population);
  • the buying capacity of the population (Norway has one of the highest GDP among the developed countries);
  • high level of organization of the public sector;
  • a good infrastructure (98 airports, 92 946 km of road);
  • governmental support of foreign investment (bilateral investment treaties signed between Norway and several countries);
  • modern economy based on the concepts of mixed economy and welfare state;
  • abundance of resources (Norway has a prosperous agriculture based on the fertility of the region, a massive oil production and a constant exploitation of stockfish);
  • transparent policy and a a clear and modern Companies Law.

 

Norway is one of the most appealing investment destinations in Northern Europe. There are numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs in a variety of areas, and the Norwegian government offers a number of incentives to help businesses. Our consultants can assist you if you decide to open a company in Norway in the industry of your choosing.

Foreign investment in Norway

With a stable business environment, the FDI stock in Norway (foreign direct investment) increased by 26658 NOK Million in the second quarter of 2016, investments coming principally from Germany, The Netherlands, UK and Canada. The foreign investors in Norway have preferred specific industries over others:
  • oil;
  • gas;
  • manufacturing;
  • retail;
  • wholesale;
  • banking.
For investors who decide to open a subsidiary in this country, the most popular types of business forms in Norway are the limited liability companies. 
 
Our experts in company formation in Norway can help you with any desired information, counseling and preliminary organization of your investment comprising assistance in a Norwegian company formation, the gathering of the necessary documentation and the obtaining of the special permits and licenses that you might need. Feel free to contact us for discussion concerning your investment in Norway.

Meet us in Oslo

Our team of company registration agents in Norway has an extensive experience in company law and company formation. Our specialists will help you set up your company in Norway as fast as possible.


Call us now at (+44) 203-287 0408 to set up an appointment with our company formation agents in Oslo, Norway. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Norway.

As a our client, you will benefit from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Norway.

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