On March 23-25, 2010, the seventh round negotiation of China-Norway Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was held in Beijing. Both parties conducted negotiations on such topics as goods trade, trade in services, rules of origin, plants and plants hygienic standards/technical trade barrier and trade remedy.

At present, Norway is China’s fourth largest economic and trade partner in northern Europe. In recent years, the economic and trade ties between the two countries develops smoothly, with the mutual benefit and cooperation in trade, investment and technology introduction being further deepened. In 2009, Sino-Norway trade volume stood at USD5.73b, up 21.8%, of which export to Norway amounted to USD2.67b, up 4.5%; import from Norway USD3.06b, up 42.4%. The trade commodity structure of the two countries is relatively complementary, and the main commodities exported to Norway include metal products, mechanical equipment, electrical and electronic appliances, vehicles and computers and communication technical equipment; and the commodities imported from Norway are metal products, photoelectric products, frozen fish and fertilizers. In addition, the cooperation between the two states in the areas of seaman labor service, information and communication and medicine is increasingly close.

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