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] From 2013 it was led by Monica Mæland (Conservative Party), who continued as minister of trade, industry and fisheries from 2014 to 2018.

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]

List of ministers[edit]

Key[edit]

  Labour Party
  Conservative Party
  Agrarian Party
  Liberal Party
  Free-minded Liberal Party
  Labour Democrats

Ministers of Trade (1903–1945)[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
Otto Albert Blehr (Sinding-Larsen).jpg Otto Blehr Liberal 1 January 1903 22 October 1903 294 days Blehr I
Hr. postm Schøning - no-nb digifoto 20160304 00217 NB NS NM 08632.jpg Jacob Schøning Liberal 22 October 1903 1 September 1904 315 days Hagerup II
Benjamin Vogt.JPG Paul B. Vogt Conservative 1 September 1904 11 March 1905 191 days Hagerup II
32527 Sofus Arctander.jpg Sofus Arctander Liberal 11 March 1905 19 March 1908 3 years, 8 days Michelsen
Løvland
Lars Abrahamsen.jpg Lars Abrahamsen Liberal 19 March 1908 2 February 1910 1 year, 320 days Knudsen I
32527 Sofus Arctander.jpg Sofus Arctander Free-minded Liberal 2 February 1910 11 June 1910 129 days

Konow

Bernhard Brænne (OB.SZ22583).jpg Bernhard Brænne Conservative 11 June 1910 20 February 1912 1 year, 254 days Konow
Ambortius Lindvig.jpg Ambortius Lindvig Free-minded Liberal 20 February 1912 31 January 1913 346 days

Bratlie

Johan Castberg 1900.jpg Johan Castberg Labour Democrats 31 January 1913 1 July 1913 151 days

Knudsen II

Statsraad Friis-Pettersen 1916 - no-nb digifoto 20160408 00314 NB NS NM 09017.jpg Kristian Friis Petersen Liberal 1 October 1916 20 February 1919 2 years, 142 days Knudsen II
Birger Stuevold-Hansen.jpg Birger Stuevold-Hansen Liberal 20 February 1919 21 June 1920 1 year, 122 days Knudsen II
Gerdt Henrik Meyer Bruun.jpg Gerdt Henrik Meyer Bruun Conservative 21 June 1920 22 June 1921 1 year, 1 day Bahr Halvorsen I
Johan Ludwig Mowinckel.jpg Johan Ludwig Mowinckel Liberal 22 June 1921 20 October 1922[a] 1 year, 120 days Blehr II
LarsOftedal.jpg Lars Oftedal Liberal 20 October 1922 6 March 1923 135 days Blehr II
Blank.JPG Johan Rye Holmboe Free-minded Liberal 6 March 1923 25 July 1924 1 year, 141 days

Bahr Halvorsen II
Berge

Lars Olai Meling.jpg Lars O. Meling Liberal 25 July 1924 5 March 1926 1 year, 223 days Mowinckel I
Charles Rob.jpg Charles Robertson Conservative 5 March 1926 28 January 1928 1 year, 329 days Lykke
Blank.JPG Anton L. Alvestad Labour 28 January 1928 15 February 1928 18 days Hornsrud
LarsOftedal.jpg Lars Oftedal Liberal 15 February 1928 12 May 1931 3 years, 86 days Mowinckel II
Blank.JPG Per Larssen Agrarian 12 May 1931 14 March 1932 307 days Kolstad
Ivar Kirkeby-Garstad.jpg Ivar Kirkeby-Garstad Agrarian 14 March 1932 3 March 1933 354 days Hundseid
Lars Olai Meling.jpg Lars O. Meling Liberal 3 March 1933 20 March 1935 2 years, 17 days Mowinckel III
Alfred Martin Madsen.jpg Alfred Madsen Labour 20 March 1935 1 July 1939 4 years, 103 days Nygaardsvold
Trygve Lie 1938.jpg Trygve Lie Labour 1 July 1939 2 October 1939 93 days Nygaardsvold
AndersFrihagen-1940 (cropped).jpg Anders Frihagen Labour 2 October 1939 7 June 1940 249 days Nygaardsvold
Terje Wold.jpg Terje Wold Labour 7 June 1940 15 April 1942 1 year, 312 days Nygaardsvold
AndersFrihagen-1940 (cropped).jpg Anders Frihagen Labour 15 April 1942 1 October 1942 169 days Nygaardsvold
Hindahl L 4185Fo30141706070025.jpg Olav Hindahl Labour 1 October 1942 12 March 1945 2 years, 162 days Nygaardsvold
Sven Nielsen (PO-013973 01 1).jpg Sven Nielsen Conservative 12 March 1945 25 June 1945 105 days Nygaardsvold

Ministers of Industry (1945–1987)[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
Lars Evensen 1952.jpeg Lars Evensen[b][7] Labour 25 June 1945 2 November 1953 8 years, 130 days Gerhardsen I-II
Torp
[7]
Blank.JPG Nils Handal Labour 2 November 1953 22 January 1955 1 year, 81 days Torp [8]
Blank.JPG Gustav Sjaastad Labour 22 January 1955 9 April 1959 4 years, 77 days Gerhardsen III [9]
Kjell Holler.jpg Kjell Holler Labour 9 April 1959 4 July 1963 4 years, 86 days Gerhardsen III [9]
Trygve Lie 1938.jpg Trygve Lie Labour 4 July 1963 28 August 1963 55 days Gerhardsen III [9]
Blank.JPG Kaare Meland Conservative 28 August 1963 25 September 1963 28 days Lyng
Trygve Lie 1938.jpg Trygve Lie Labour 25 September 1963 20 January 1964 117 days Gerhardsen IV
Blank.JPG Karl Trasti Labour 20 January 1964 12 October 1965 1 year, 265 days Gerhardsen IV
Stortinget 1954 - L0026 415Fo30141605260005.jpg Sverre W. Rostoft Conservative 12 October 1965 17 March 1971 5 years, 156 days Borten
Finn Lied.jpg Finn Lied Labour 17 March 1971 18 October 1972 1 year, 215 days Bratteli I
Blank.JPG Ola Skjåk Bræk Liberal 18 October 1972 16 October 1973 363 days Korvald
Ingvald Ulveseth.jpg Ingvald J. Ulvseth Labour 16 October 1973 15 January 1976 2 years, 91 days Bratteli II
70289 Bjartmar Gjerde.jpg Bjartmar Gjerde Labour 15 January 1976 11 January 1978 1 year, 361 days Nordli
Blank.JPG Olav Haukvik Labour 11 January 1978 8 October 1979 1 year, 270 days Nordli
Lars Skytoen 2009.jpg Lars Skytøen Labour 8 October 1979 4 February 1981 1 year, 119 days Nordli
Blank.JPG Finn Kristensen Labour 4 February 1981 14 October 1981 252 days Brundtland I
Blank.JPG Jens-Halvard Bratz Conservative 14 October 1981 16 September 1983 1 year, 337 days Willoch I
Willoch II
Jan P. Syse.JPG Jan P. Syse Conservative 16 September 1983 4 October 1985 2 years, 18 days Willoch II
Blank.JPG Petter Thomassen Conservative 4 October 1985 9 May 1986 217 days Willoch II
Blank.JPG Finn Kristensen Labour 9 May 1986 31 December 1987 1 year, 236 days Brundtland II

Ministers of Industry (1988–1993)[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
Blank.JPG Finn Kristensen Labour 1 January 1988 16 October 1989 1 year, 288 days Brundtland II
Blank.JPG Petter Thomassen Conservative 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 18 days Syse
Blank.JPG Ole Knapp Labour 3 November 1990 4 September 1992 1 year, 306 days Brundtland III
Blank.JPG Finn Kristensen Labour 4 September 1992 1 January 1993 119 days Brundtland III

Ministers of Industry and Energy (1993–1996)[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
Blank.JPG Finn Kristensen Labour 1 January 1993 7 October 1993 273 days Brundtland III
2005.28.10Jens Stoltenberg,farmasidagene.jpg Jens Stoltenberg Labour 7 October 1993 25 October 1996 3 years, 18 days Brundtland III
Blank.JPG Grete Knudsen Labour 25 October 1996 1 January 1997 68 days Jagland[c]

Ministers of Trade and Industry (1997-present)[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
Blank.JPG Grete Knudsen Labour 1 January 1997 17 October 1997 289 days Jagland
Lars Sponheim 1.jpg Lars Sponheim Liberal 17 October 1997 17 March 2000 2 years, 152 days Bondevik I
Blank.JPG Grete Knudsen Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I
Blank.JPG Ansgar Gabrielsen Conseravtive 19 October 2001 18 June 2004 2 years, 243 days Bondevik II
Børge Brende at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2008.jpg Børge Brende Conseravtive 18 June 2004 17 October 2005 1 year, 121 days Bondevik II
Odd Eriksen.JPG Odd Eriksen Labour 17 October 2005 29 September 2006 347 days Stoltenberg II
Dag Terje Andersen.jpg Dag Terje Andersen Labour 29 September 2006 20 June 2008 1 year, 273 days Stoltenberg II
Norges halsominister Sylvia Brustad vid Nordiska Radets session i Oslo. 2007-10-31. Foto- Magnus Froderberg-norden.org.jpg Sylvia Brustad Labour 20 June 2008 20 October 2009 1 year, 122 days Stoltenberg II
Kulturminister Trond Giske på åpningen av Rockheim.jpg Trond Giske Labour 20 October 2009 16 October 2013 3 years, 361 days Stoltenberg II
31.08.2013, Monica Mæland.jpg Monica Mæland Conseravtive 16 October 2013 17 January 2018 4 years, 93 days Solberg
Torbjørn Røe Isaksen Sentralbanksjefens årstale 2018 (191730).jpg Torbjørn Røe Isaksen Conseravtive 17 January 2018 24 January 2020 2 years, 7 days Solberg
Iselin Nybø (V) (9047619417).jpg Iselin Nybø Liberal 24 January 2020 present 1 year, 150 days Solberg

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). Archived from the original on 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2007-06-26.
  7. ^ a b "Einar Gerhardsen's Second Government". Government.no. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
  8. ^ "Oscar Torp's Cabinet". Government.no. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  9. ^ a b c "Einar Gerhardsen's Third Cabinet". Government.no. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 12 February 2020.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Acting until 20 October while serving as foreign minister.
  2. ^ Arne Drogseth was acting minister for Evensen from 29 June to 11 November 1951. Erik Brofoss was also acting minister for Evensen from 18 May to 15 September 1953.
  3. ^ Minister responsible for energy cases.

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