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
16 Jun 2020
Out now: 10 policy briefs covering each ASEAN country as part of the project ACCEPT.
29 Jan 2020
The EEA Agreement is Norway’s most significant free trade agreement by far. However, free trade agreements with other countries are becoming increasingly important, notes NUPI Senior Research Fellow Hege Medin.
Publications about trade
: Popular scientific article
2020During the pandemic era, media reports and leaks indicate a growing assertiveness from China towards the EU. Is this a sign of a new normal in China's EU policy of something else entirely? To devise an appropriate response, the EU should contrast this perceived assertiveness with China's long-term...
: Academic article
Research projects about trade
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2015 - 2020 (Ongoing)
The project intends to contribute to the responsible innovation literature by carrying out a set of conceptual and empirical studies on the socio-economic effects of ICTs, considering positive impacts...
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2019 - 2020 (Ongoing)
The main aim of the project is the publication of a book in Norwegian about the consequences for the seafood industry if the EEA agreement is terminated.
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2019 - 2023 (Ongoing)
How can liberal open societies reap the benefits of open economies, but at the same time protect their legitimate security interests? In the project “Consequences of Investments for National Security”...