Globalization has led to more trade between countries. What are the effects of increased trade, and how should Norway adapt to this?
As a small nation, Norway has always relied on international trade in goods and services. Greater European cooperation through the EU, EFTA and the EEA has led to a surge in intra-European trade. In recent decades, globalization and international trade agreements have promoted an expansion of trade with Asia and other countries far from Norway. While trade liberalization started with tariff cuts, trade policy has become increasingly complex. Therefore, topics like investments, trade in services and food safety also feature on NUPI’s research agenda.
Examples of questions we study:
- What are the impacts of trade and trade agreements with various countries?
- How should Norway adapt to the global race for new trade agreements?
- Does increased trade between rich and poor countries have an impact on development?
News about trade
29 Aug 2019
“Sending naval vessels to the Persian Gulf, with the clear aim of confronting Iran, will not bring security,” Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, told NUPI audience.
10 May 2019
While the idea of the Indo-Pacific as more than just a geographic space is only recently taking root in the Nordics and broader Europe, it has already been hotly discussed as a strategically important arena in foreign and security policy circles in Asia for several years.
Publications about trade
: Policy Brief
2019Compared with previous ratings, China’s trade policy today is more positively acknowledged. Yet, China can still be criticised in particular because of its non-transparent subsidy policy, the privileged role of state-owned enterprises, the heavy hand of the state in general, the sluggish enforcement...
: NUPI Working Paper
: NUPI Policy Brief
2019How has the private sector engaged in crossborder Arctic diplomacy? Despite a focus on business actors as targets of policy recommendations from the Arctic Council and an increased attention on the importance of engaging with the private sector, we find that business actors have not yet been heavily...
Research projects about trade
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Report on significant distortions in the economy of the Russian Federation for the purpose of trade defence investigations (EU-Russia trade)2018 - 2019 (Ongoing)
This project will produce a comprehensive study of Russia's economy, focusing on regulations, laws, subsidies and other aspects that may interfere in competition in the markets.
2017 - 2021 (Ongoing)
EMPRISE studies the role of the importance of power at sea for the formation of empires and states from 1500-1856.
2017 - 2018 (Completed)
The ISPO Workshop Series will develop new and innovative analytical tools and vocabularies to help understand current developments in global politics.