OSLO (Reuters) – Norway and Britain have signed a temporary and limited agreement to maintain trade in goods in the absence of a final Brexit trade deal by the end of the year, as the Norwegian Ministry of Industry announced on Wednesday. The Norwegian and British governments have agreed on a free trade deal after Brexit. The agreement announced this week by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry will settle the country`s trade relations from January. Do you know if the temporary trade agreement contained provisions relating to the free movement of persons from January until the conclusion of the trade agreement itself? I come from the UK and am currently staying in Norway with my friend, but I am not yet registered/busy here because my Norwegian is far from being good enough right now! The interim trade agreement comes just weeks after a fisheries agreement was reached between Norway and the UK. Fishing rights are a very complex area and one of the main stumbling blocks in the discussions between Britain and the EU. Norway said it was also considering temporary solutions for services and investment, in addition to the goods agreement announced on Wednesday. They can carry out their duties until December 31, 2020. However, since the United Kingdom wanted to keep the “providers” outside the separation agreement with Norway, this group must have a residence permit under the “third country regulations” in order to continue its remit or accept new contracts in Norway after 1 January 2021. As processing times can be long during Covid-19, they should start the application process as soon as possible. Norway`s application for EU membership has been frozen, but it has not been withdrawn. It could be resumed at any time, in accordance with a new desire for domestic policy, as was the case in the case of Malta. As a result, the EEA agreement provides for a high level of economic integration, common competition rules, state aid rules and public procurement. On 28 November 1994, there was a second referendum which reduced the lead but gave the same result: 52.2% voted against membership and 47.8% in favour, with a turnout of 88.6%.
 At this time, there are no plans to resume its current application, which is currently frozen. Agriculture and fisheries are not covered by the EEA agreement. However, Article 19 of this directive underlines the parties` commitment to a gradual liberalisation of agricultural trade, which will be achieved through the conclusion of separate agreements on this basis. Discussions on a comprehensive and sustainable free trade agreement are still ongoing, the ministry added. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 December, it will affect trade in goods for Norway. There are still some aspects of merchandise trade that have not yet been fully clarified. Below, we briefly outlined some effects on the trade in goods that are known. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Trade and Fisheries indicated that a free trade agreement could not completely replace the EEA agreement. Industry must prepare for new trade barriers when the UK leaves the EU and the internal market. An important problem for Norway is its fisheries resources, which represent a significant part of the national economy and which would fall under the common fisheries policy if Norway joins the EU.
Norway has a high GNP per capita and is expected to pay a high premium. The country has limited agriculture and few underdeveloped areas, which means that Norway would receive little economic support from the EU. However, since 2009[update], Norway has opted for many EU projects and, given that its overall financial contribution linked to the EEA agreement consists of contributions related to participation in these projects and part of it is made available for development projects aimed at reducing social and economic disparities in the EU (eee and Norwegian grants), its participation is