Norway is the fourth largest country in Europe and although not a part of the European Union (EU), it is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) and does adhere to the same trading code practice as the EU.
Although Norway has a population of just 5 million, it is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, per captia, and its economy has remained stable throughout the economic crisis.
Offshore oil and gas is responsible for about 25% of value creation in Norway, with crude oil, natural gas and electricity account for about 65% of all exports.
As far as exports to Norway go, it is the UK’s 24th largest market – the market worth £3.5billion last year – and most common exports include: chemicals, machinery, medicines, petroleum products, as well as animal and vegetable bi-products.
Whatever your business though, if you export to Norway, or have any business interests out there, a conference call offers an easy and cost effective way to keep in touch, needing nothing more than a landline or mobile phone.
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Norway
Go to ConferenceCall.co.uk and enter your email address to get your free PIN.
Click on the ‘Invite Participants’ tab to generate an email template.
Enter the time, date and subject of the conference call you’re setting up.
Choose UK and Norway dial-in codes.
Click ‘Copy this invitation’, before pasting it into an email and sending it to up to 100 colleagues.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time colleagues should dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
– UK participants dial 0843 373 0843
– Norway participants dial 82-002399
Your conference call is ready to begin!
Where is Norway?
The capital of Norway, Oslo, is just over 1,000 miles from London, with regular flights from the UK.
What is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on traveling to Norway?
There are no inherent risks involved in travelling to Norway, with no reports of terrorism (although this can never be completely ruled out) and crime against tourists is also very rare, and a much lower level than other European countries.
Feel free to travel to Norway and do business as you would any other country.
For more information, visit GOV.UK
What’s the best time to call Norway from the UK?
It takes around two hours to get to Oslo from London and there is a one-hour time difference, so you can call in normal UK business hours with no need to worry about calling at an unsociable hour.