China-Norway Free Trade Agreements

On August 21-23, 2017, the ninth round of negotiations on China-Norway Free Trade Agreement was held in Beijing.

The two sides held consultations on issues related to trade in goods, trade in services, investment, intellectual property, environment, competition policy, e-commerce, government procurement and law.

The China-Norway FTA negotiations were officially launched in September 2008.

On April 7, 2017, under the testimony of Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Norwegian Prime Minister Soleberg, Fu Ziying, Minister of International Trade Negotiations and Vice Minister of the Ministry of Commerce, and Monica Merlin,

  • Signed a memorandum of understanding on the resumption of China-Norway FTA negotiations in Beijing.
  • Negotiations are the first round of talks since the resumption of negotiations between China and Norway.

    China-Norway has strong economic complementarities and deep cooperation, and the resumption and promotion of the negotiation of the FTA will deepen the mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, benefit the enterprises and people of the two countries and push the Sino-Norwegian economic and trade relations to a new level.

    Negotiation content

    March 23 – 25, 2010, China – Norway free trade agreement seventh round of negotiations held in Beijing.

    The two sides held consultations on trade in goods, trade in services, rules of origin, plant and phytosanitary standards / technical trade barriers and trade remedy.

  • At present, Norway is my fourth largest economic and trade partner in the Nordic region.

  • Increasing trade volume

  • In recent years, bilateral economic and trade relations have been developing smoothly, and bilateral cooperation in trade, investment and technology has been further deepened. Sino-Norwegian trade volume in 2009 was US $ 5.73 billion, up by 21.8%.
  • Among them, China’s exports to Norway 2.76 billion US dollars, up 4.5%; China imports from Norway 3.06 billion US dollars, an increase of 42.4%.
  • China’s exports to Norway, the main commodities include metal products, machinery and equipment, electrical and electronic products, transport and computer and communications technology and equipment.
  • China imports from Norway, the main commodities include metal products, optoelectronic technology products, frozen fish, fertilizer.
  • In addition, cooperation between the two countries in seafarers’ services, information and communication and medicine has become increasingly close.

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