Ministry of Trade and Industry (Norway)

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The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry (Norwegian: Nærings- og handelsdepartementet) was a Norwegian ministry responsible for business, trade and industry. On 1 January 2014 it was merged into Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.[1]

In December 2013 it was led by Monica Mæland (Conservative Party).

History[edit]

The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Shipping, Industry, Craft and Fisheries was created on 1 October 1916. After this, the ministry underwent several name changes: to Ministry of Trade, Shipping and Industry on 1 July 1946, to Ministry of Industry, Craft and Shipping on 6 December 1947, to Ministry of Industry and Craft on 1 January 1955, to Ministry of Industry 1 January 1988, to Ministry of Industry and Energy on 1 January 1993 and to Ministry of Trade and Industry on 1 January 1997.[2]

Organisation[edit]

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has six departments. The Press and Communications Division is part of the Secretary General’s staff.

The Ministry is headed by the Minister of Trade and Industry. The other political staff consists of three State Secretaries and one Political Advisor.

The ministry is divided into the following sections:[3]

  • Political staff
  • Information section
  • Department of Planning, Administration and Economic affairs
  • Department of Ownership
  • Department of Trade and Industrial Economics
  • Department of Research and Innovation Politics
  • Department of Regulations and Shipping
  • Department of Entrepreneurship and Internationalization

Political staff[edit]

Subsidiaries[edit]

Subordinate government agencies:[4]

Other agencies associated with the department:[5]

Wholly owned limited companies:[6]

Partially owned public limited companies:[6]

Officeholders[edit]

Norwegian Ministers of Industry after 1945
Name Party From To
Lars Evensen[7] Labour 5 November 1945 19 November 1951
Gustav Adolf Sjaastad Labour 22 January 1955 9 April 1959
Kjell Holler Labour 9 April 1959 4 July 1963
Trygve Lie Labour 4 July 1963 28 August 1963
Kaare Meland Conservative 28 August 1963 25 September 1963
Trygve Lie Labour 25 September 1963 20 January 1964
Karl Trasti Labour 20 January 1964 12 October 1965
Sverre Walter Rostoft Conservative 12 October 1965 17 March 1971
Finn Lied Labour 17 March 1971 18 October 1972
Ola Skjåk Bræk Liberal 18 October 1972 16 October 1973
Ingvald Johan Ulveseth Labour 16 October 1973 15 January 1976
Bjartmar Alv Gjerde Labour 15 January 1976 11 January 1978
Olav Haukvik Labour 11 January 1978 8 October 1979
Olav Haukvik Labour 8 October 1979 4 February 1981
Finn Kristensen Labour 4 February 1981 14 October 1981
Jens-Halvard Bratz Conservative 14 October 1981 16 September 1983
Jan Peder Syse Conservative 16 September 1983 4 October 1985
Petter Thomassen Conservative 4 October 1985 9 May 1986
Finn Kristensen Labour 9 May 1986 31 December 1987

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
  2. ^ "Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry". Government.no. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  3. ^ Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. "Organisasjon" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  4. ^ Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. "Underliggende etater" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  5. ^ Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. "Tilknyttede virksomheter" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  6. ^ a b Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. "Statens eierskap" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  7. ^ Arne Drogseth was acting minister for Evensen from 29 June to 11 November 1951; "Einar Gerhardsen's Second Government". Government.no. Retrieved 2010-05-21.