Do business in Norway

Via my local newspaper, I have come across a pitch from the US government to American businesses seeking to expand abroad. Doing Business in Norway states that Norway and its neighbors are a good market for an American company, with a high number of enabled consumers and capitals that are only an hour apart from each other by air. And most folks speak English.

I can hardly wait to see the look on the Americans’ faces when they discover all the rules regulating our market, the sales tax, the workers’ rights, and the fact that the above varies from country to country here in the north. The Finns and the Danes want to go through channels, the Swedes want full documentation and time to think about it, the Norwegians won’t bother much with formalities, but there is the problem of getting the product out to Godforsakentown on some fjord or north of the Arctic circle.

But we all offer akevitt, open-faced sandwiches, weird fish dishes that aren’t sushi, and bad weather.

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

10 replies on “Do business in Norway”

I myself have seen first hand American reactions towards modes of conduct, regulations and the general company diet when doing business here. It\’s quite amusing to watch, remembering my reactions and how I feel now. 😉


Even with the taxes, worker\’s rights, and what not, I would imaging that Norway is a fine place to sell american products such as golf clubs. My Onkel says that as Norwegians have become more wealthy they have come to need golf courses. And if they need golf courses, they probably need custom golf clubs.My own company already does business in Norway. We do business everywhere, including manyplaces that are way stranger than Norway.


Nobody needs golf courses. 🙂 At any rate, establishing them isn\’t necessarily a problem as a lot are located on abandoned farms, and we\’re getting plenty of those. At least here in the west.Some Norwegians don\’t like the exclusivity of golf; it\’s a snob\’s game. One course that avoids that is northwest of Bergen – a former cow pasture that is now owned and used by the locals who have turned golf into an affordable family activity, even keeping the teens out of trouble.


While I was perusing your links I saw this:anywayz..her er noen jeg syns ser bra ut…(pga make up..riktig lys..what ever..)I thought the mix was funny.m, woot


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