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Business Reforms in Norway

= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative =  Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB2017

Enforcing Contracts: Norway made enforcing contracts easier by introducing an electronic filing system for court users.

Labor Market Regulation: Norway allowed the use of fixed-term contracts for permanent tasks for 12 months.

DB2016

Starting a Business: Norway made starting a business easier by offering online government registration and online bank account registration.

Paying Taxes: Norway made paying taxes less costly for companies by reducing the corporate income tax rate.

DB2015

Starting a Business: Norway made starting a business easier by eliminating the requirement for limited liability companies to have their balance sheet examined by an external auditor if the capital is paid in cash.

DB2013

Starting a Business: Norway made starting a business easier by reducing the minimum capital requirement for private joint stock companies.

Dealing with Construction Permits: Norway reduced the time required to obtain a building permit by implementing strict time limits for construction project approvals.

DB2010

Enforcing Contracts: Norway speeded up contract enforcement through the introduction and monitoring of tighter deadlines in court procedures.

DB2008

Starting a Business: Norway made starting a business more difficult by introducing a requirement to arrange for a mandatory occupational pension plan for employees.

Protecting Minority Investors: Norway strengthened investor protections through amendments to rules on related-party transactions in the Public Limited Companies Act.