Message from our patron


I am
delighted to have this opportunity to convey warm appreciation to the members
of the Norwegian Irish Business Association for their ongoing work in promoting
friendship and business relations between Norway and Ireland. Our two countries share a wide range of views
and interests and cooperate closely on a variety of international issues. NIBA plays a valuable role in helping to
develop the bilateral links between Norway and Ireland and in highlighting the
mutual advantage for both countries from more intensive economic and business
links. I am very pleased to follow in
the footsteps of my predecessors and to continue the close cooperation which they had with NIBA in working to
develop closer business links between 
our two countries.

Angela O’Farrell


August 2013.


Doing business in Ireland


Ireland offers investors a stable, profitable, English speaking base to service the European market and beyond. This is why more than 1,200 overseas companies have made Ireland their location of choice.


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Doing business in Norway 


Norway has a highly motivated, educated and skilled staff and management, well capitalised companies and strict financial control. The attitude towards foreign co-operation and investment is positive.


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If you already are considering doing business in Norway the information below might be helpful to you in choosing Norway as a location. For more basic information about Norwegian industry and trade, business climate, macro conditions etc. please look into our useful Norwegian business links. If you need more information please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



  • Well capitalised companies
  • Strict financial control
  • Adherence to commercial terms
  • Highly advanced banking system
  • Deregulation of business and reduction of bureaucracy
  • Capital and earnings can be freely repatriated subject to taxation
  • Open attitude towards foreign co-operation and investments




  • Open and informal with an accessible top management
  • Hands-on at most levels
  • Local management is responsible and has authority
  • Negotiators have decision making status
  • Highly motivated, educated and skilled staff and management
  • Positive towards co-operation and investments in joint ventures