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Axess Group partakes in dialogue on export opportunities in Norway

Axess Group’s HSEQ and HR Manager, Mr. Arne Litlere, has participated in a forum with the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Mr. Børge Brende, on 2 August 2017 in Molde, Norway, exploring export opportunities for businesses in Norway. Business leaders from various industries shared their thoughts on wealth tax, oil price fall, the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement, and the importance of tax for multi-national companies.

According to Litlere, despite the oil slump which resulted in major staff cuts in the last two years, the oil service company is now recovering with a series of significant awards on a global scale. While it is rewarding to follow and support their clients globally, Litlere said it has become equally challenging for a multi-national company like theirs to optimize their taxes. To resolve this, he shared that the best solution is to involve advisors and lawyers who are experts in tax law, compliance and planning. This allows the company to understand complex issues and resolve tax law concerns more efficiently.

Other companies from manufacturing, engineering and material handling industries shared how they have adapted to the downturn of oil and energy industry.

Jon Daniel Nesje from Wonderland said that while there is a tough competition in exporting beds abroad, he capitalizes on collaborating with other companies and creating unique goods to drive success. He added that the “Made in Norway” brand remains a quality and competitive stamp abroad.

Mr. Kjell Ødegård, from the engineering company AXTech, believes that wealth tax should be reduced as it affects small to medium-sized enterprises in Norway. Aukra Maritime’s representative, Mr. Per Arne Rindarøy, shared how the crane supplier has shifted from oil-related activities to the thriving fishing industry, has made them rely on global exports within the fishing industry to increase revenues.

The Norwegian Foreign Minister concluded that the market change has already begun and that different industries have started to adapt to export at full speed. He added that politicians should not only focus on a single industry, but it is important to set sound framework conditions so entrepreneurs and innovators can seize more opportunities. 

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Molde
Axess AS
Oscar Hanssens vei 5
6415 MOLDE
+47 982 43 600
Aberdeen
Axess North Sea Ltd.
Units 6 & 19 Robert Leonard Centre
Howe Moss Drive, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce AB21 0GG, UK
(duty): +44(0) 7912212854
St. John's
Axess Baffin Inc.
702 Water Street, Suite 201
St. John's, Newfoundland
+1 709 758 7937
Bergen
Axess AS
Kokstadflaten 35
5257 Bergen
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Houston
Axess North America Inc
15915 Katy Freeway, Suite 501
77094 Houston, TX
+1 (281) 994-0367
Villahermosa
Stavanger
Axess AS
Koppholen 25, 4313 Sandnes
Stavanger, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Rio de Janeiro
Axess do Brasil Ltda
Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro
171 - Botafogo
CEP 22280-030 Rio de Janeiro
+55 (21) 4108-0532
Accra
Axess Petrorig Ghana Limited
3rd floor, The Pelican
8 Blohum Street, Dzorwulu, Accra, Ghana
+233 (0) 30 397 0548
Luanda
Rainha Ginga
127 Luanda, Angola
+27 82 202 5266
Cape Town
Axess Africa Ltd.
1 Nares Street
Observatory
7925 Cape Town
+27 82 202 5266
Trondheim
Axess AS
Nedre Bakklandet 58C
7014 Trondheim
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Orkanger
Axess AS
Grønøraveien 1
Orkanger
7300 Orkanger
(duty): +47 41 78 06 30
Oslo
Axess AS
Filipstad Brygge 1, 3rd Floor
Oslo, Norway
(duty): +47 982 43 600
Busan
Axess Offshore Korea LLC
#103 (Aju-dong Hyunjin Evervil) B1 Yang 1-gil, Geoji-Si
Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
+82 10 8929 2016
Mumbai
Axess Offshore (Mumbai)
Alpha, 2nd Floor Unit No. 201
Hiranandani Gardens Powai, Mumbai
India
Singapore
Axess Offshore Pte Ltd
Nordic European Centre #05-31 South Wing
3 International Business Park
609927 Singapore
+65 6908 4174
Perth
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
140 St Georges Terrace L28,
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
Perth
Axess Offshore Australia Pty Ltd
140 St Georges Terrace L28,
Perth WA 6000
+61 4 3373 0739
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