As of 24 March 2022, it is prohibited to sell, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly, certain goods or technology, whether or not originating in Norway, to any natural or legal person in Russia or for use in Russia, including its Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.
It is also prohibited to provide directly or indirectly to any natural or legal person in Russia or for use in Russia:
- technical assistance, brokering services or other services related to those goods and technology; and to manufacture, maintenance and use of those goods and technology;
- financing or financial assistance related to those goods and technology for any sale, supply, transfer or export of those goods and technology, or for the provision of related technical assistance, brokering services or other services.
However, those prohibitions do not apply to goods or technology necessary for:
- the transport of fossil fuels, in particular coal, oil and natural gas, from or through Russia into Norway or the EU; or
- the urgent prevention or mitigation of an event likely to have a serious and significant impact on human health and safety or the environment.
Please note, that those prohibitions do not apply to the execution until 26 September 2022 for contracts concluded before 25 March 2022, or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such a contract. In such cases, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs should be informed at least five working days in advance.
Furthermore, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs may authorise the sale, supply, transfer or export and the provision of technical or financial assistance, if:
- it is necessary for ensuring critical energy supply within Norway or the EU; or
- it is intended for the exclusive use of entities owned, or solely or jointly controlled by a legal person which is incorporated or constituted under the law of Norway or a Member State of the EU.