Norway is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of per capita income. The Scandinavian nation owes this fact to its wealth of resources, particularly its rich offshore oil deposits. Norway wants to reduce its dependence on the oil sector and diversify its economy more broadly.
Research-intensive industries in particular are set to receive more support, and the government in Oslo plans to invest considerable sums of money in expanding its road and rail network. Suppliers in the Infrastructure sector who can prove a carbon reducing or carbon capturing effect should have good chances of succeeding. Digitization, in which the country already plays a pioneering role, is also expected to attract considerable investment. The most notable challenges await suppliers of food or FMCG, as Norwegians prefer domestic brands on one hand, and sometimes ridiculously high import duties and strict rules make it difficult for foreign suppliers of consumer goods.
Are you considering entering the Norwegian market? Are you already active in Norway and need tips, advice or support with your next steps? Do you have technical or regulatory questions?
In this section we provide you with guides, checklists and background information on doing business in Norway - specifically for Swiss SMEs and start-ups.
Discover your individual sales potential in Norway
Analyse a wide range of data and compare Norway to other countries - specifically for your products!
Norway offers opportunities in different sectors. In this section we highlight interesting potential for selected Swiss industries and explain how to exploit it.
Find opportunities for your business in Norway
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Events + trade fairs
Events and trade fairs
Especially for SMEs it is important to feel a new market to really understand its potential fit. Our business trips and events take you to the country and our events - webinars or in-person - in Switzerland allow you to exchange with experts and peers and leverage our network for your growth.
Experience reports from Swiss enterpreneurs on the challenges when entering the Nordic markets and recommendations how to succeed.