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Norway renews export agreement with the EU for Norwegian seafood

December 12, 2023

Negotiators from Norway and the EU have reached an agreement on tariff-free quotas for Norwegian seafood exports to the EU.

Norway and the EU have agreed to implement a new seven-year agreement on the export of Norwegian seafood to the EU. The agreement includes tariff-free quotas for key seafood products. In addition, Iceland and the EU have reached a separate agreement on market access for Icelandic fish to the EU market.

“The EU is Norway’s most important export market for seafood, and the increased tariff-free quotas mean greater export potential for the fisheries and aquaculture industries alike. Seafood is among the top Norwegian export industries, and this agreement achieved better market access for key seafood products processed in Norway,” said Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy Cecilie Myrseth.

“Our cooperation with the EU is closer, more essential and has a broader scope than ever before. The negotiations have been challenging, and the parties have had to adjust their ambitions during the process. However, I am very pleased that we have now agreed on a balanced package that includes both a new funding period for the EEA and Norway Grants, and a new agreement on the export of Norwegian seafood to the EU,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide.