Ministry of Trade and Industry (Norway)

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.

HistoryEdit

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]

OrganisationEdit

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 staffEdit

SubsidiariesEdit

Subordinate government agencies:[4]

Other agencies associated with the department:[5]

Wholly owned limited companies:[6]

Partially owned public limited companies:[6]

List of ministersEdit

KeyEdit

  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 Blehr Liberal 1 January 1903 22 October 1903 294 days Blehr I
  Jacob Schøning Liberal 22 October 1903 1 September 1904 315 days Hagerup II
  Paul B. Vogt Conservative 1 September 1904 11 March 1905 191 days Hagerup II
  Sofus Arctander Liberal 11 March 1905 19 March 1908 3 years, 8 days Michelsen
Løvland
  Lars Abrahamsen Liberal 19 March 1908 2 February 1910 1 year, 320 days Knudsen I
  Sofus Arctander Free-minded Liberal 2 February 1910 11 June 1910 129 days

Konow

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

Bratlie

  Johan Castberg Labour Democrats 31 January 1913 1 July 1913 151 days

Knudsen II

  Kristian Friis Petersen Liberal 1 October 1916 20 February 1919 2 years, 142 days Knudsen II
  Birger Stuevold-Hansen Liberal 20 February 1919 21 June 1920 1 year, 122 days Knudsen II
  Gerdt Henrik Meyer Bruun Conservative 21 June 1920 22 June 1921 1 year, 1 day Bahr Halvorsen I
  Johan Ludwig Mowinckel Liberal 22 June 1921 20 October 1922[a] 1 year, 120 days Blehr II
  Lars Oftedal Liberal 20 October 1922 6 March 1923 135 days Blehr II
  Johan Rye Holmboe Free-minded Liberal 6 March 1923 25 July 1924 1 year, 141 days

Bahr Halvorsen II
Berge

  Lars O. Meling Liberal 25 July 1924 5 March 1926 1 year, 223 days Mowinckel I
  Charles Robertson Conservative 5 March 1926 28 January 1928 1 year, 329 days Lykke
  Anton L. Alvestad Labour 28 January 1928 15 February 1928 18 days Hornsrud
  Lars Oftedal Liberal 15 February 1928 12 May 1931 3 years, 86 days Mowinckel II
  Per Larssen Agrarian 12 May 1931 14 March 1932 307 days Kolstad
  Ivar Kirkeby-Garstad Agrarian 14 March 1932 3 March 1933 354 days Hundseid
  Lars O. Meling Liberal 3 March 1933 20 March 1935 2 years, 17 days Mowinckel III
  Alfred Madsen Labour 20 March 1935 1 July 1939 4 years, 103 days Nygaardsvold
  Trygve Lie Labour 1 July 1939 2 October 1939 93 days Nygaardsvold
  Anders Frihagen Labour 2 October 1939 7 June 1940 249 days Nygaardsvold
  Terje Wold Labour 7 June 1940 15 April 1942 1 year, 312 days Nygaardsvold
  Anders Frihagen Labour 15 April 1942 1 October 1942 169 days Nygaardsvold
  Olav Hindahl Labour 1 October 1942 12 March 1945 2 years, 162 days Nygaardsvold
  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[b][7] Labour 25 June 1945 2 November 1953 8 years, 130 days Gerhardsen I-II
Torp
[7]
  Nils Handal Labour 2 November 1953 22 January 1955 1 year, 81 days Torp [8]
  Gustav Sjaastad Labour 22 January 1955 9 April 1959 4 years, 77 days Gerhardsen III [9]
  Kjell Holler Labour 9 April 1959 4 July 1963 4 years, 86 days Gerhardsen III [9]
  Trygve Lie Labour 4 July 1963 28 August 1963 55 days Gerhardsen III [9]
  Kaare Meland Conservative 28 August 1963 25 September 1963 28 days Lyng
  Trygve Lie Labour 25 September 1963 20 January 1964 117 days Gerhardsen IV
  Karl Trasti Labour 20 January 1964 12 October 1965 1 year, 265 days Gerhardsen IV
  Sverre W. Rostoft Conservative 12 October 1965 17 March 1971 5 years, 156 days Borten
  Finn Lied Labour 17 March 1971 18 October 1972 1 year, 215 days Bratteli I
  Ola Skjåk Bræk Liberal 18 October 1972 16 October 1973 363 days Korvald
  Ingvald J. Ulvseth Labour 16 October 1973 15 January 1976 2 years, 91 days Bratteli II
  Bjartmar Gjerde Labour 15 January 1976 11 January 1978 1 year, 361 days Nordli
  Olav Haukvik Labour 11 January 1978 8 October 1979 1 year, 270 days Nordli
  Lars Skytøen Labour 8 October 1979 4 February 1981 1 year, 119 days Nordli
  Finn Kristensen Labour 4 February 1981 14 October 1981 252 days Brundtland I
  Jens-Halvard Bratz Conservative 14 October 1981 16 September 1983 1 year, 337 days Willoch I
Willoch II
  Jan P. Syse Conservative 16 September 1983 4 October 1985 2 years, 18 days Willoch II
  Petter Thomassen Conservative 4 October 1985 9 May 1986 217 days Willoch II
  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
  Finn Kristensen Labour 1 January 1988 16 October 1989 1 year, 288 days Brundtland II
  Petter Thomassen Conservative 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 18 days Syse
  Ole Knapp Labour 3 November 1990 4 September 1992 1 year, 306 days Brundtland III
  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
  Finn Kristensen Labour 1 January 1993 7 October 1993 273 days Brundtland III
  Jens Stoltenberg Labour 7 October 1993 25 October 1996 3 years, 18 days Brundtland III
  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
  Grete Knudsen Labour 1 January 1997 17 October 1997 289 days Jagland
  Lars Sponheim Liberal 17 October 1997 17 March 2000 2 years, 152 days Bondevik I
  Grete Knudsen Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I
  Ansgar Gabrielsen Conseravtive 19 October 2001 18 June 2004 2 years, 243 days Bondevik II
  Børge Brende Conseravtive 18 June 2004 17 October 2005 1 year, 121 days Bondevik II
  Odd Eriksen Labour 17 October 2005 29 September 2006 347 days Stoltenberg II
  Dag Terje Andersen Labour 29 September 2006 20 June 2008 1 year, 273 days Stoltenberg II
  Sylvia Brustad Labour 20 June 2008 20 October 2009 1 year, 122 days Stoltenberg II
  Trond Giske Labour 20 October 2009 16 October 2013 3 years, 361 days Stoltenberg II
  Monica Mæland Conseravtive 16 October 2013 17 January 2018 4 years, 93 days Solberg
  Torbjørn Røe Isaksen Conseravtive 17 January 2018 24 January 2020 2 years, 7 days Solberg
  Iselin Nybø Liberal 24 January 2020 14 October 2021 1 year, 263 days Solberg
  Jan Christian Vestre Labour 14 October 2021 present 0 days Støre

ReferencesEdit

  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.

NotesEdit

  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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