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Country data: Norway

Transposition and Infringements (Norway)

The single market body of law applicable in EEA EFTA States is not the exact same as in EU Member States. This is due to the time lag between the adoption or repeal of laws by the EU and their addition to or removal from the EEA Agreement.

Any comparison of the results between this Scoreboard and the EEA EFTA Scoreboard must take this difference into account. For more information on Iceland’s performance, please see the EFTA Surveillance Authority’s Internal Market Scoreboard.

Evolution of transposition deficit


Transposition deficit (percentage of all directives not transposed): 0.8% (last report: 0.4%) – an increase of 0.4 percentage points since December 2020 but still well below the 1% deficit target set by the European Council and the EEA EFTA average.  
EEA EFTA average: 0.9%

Overdue directives: 6 (last report: 3), with 1 more than 2 years overdue.

Average delay in transposing directives: 9.9 months (last report: 12.1 months) – a decrease of 2.2 months since December 2020 and still the lowest delay among the EEA EFTA countries.             
EEA EFTA average: 17.2 months

Conformity deficit (percentage of all directives transposed incorrectly): 0% (last report: 0%) – a stable result and a perfect score.
EEA EFTA average: 0%

Evolution of infringement cases


Pending cases: 25 (last report: 26) a decrease of 1 case since December 2020. 
EEA EFTA average: 16 pending cases

Problematic sectors: social security (7) / transport (5), persons – other (4).

Average case duration: 46.5 months (last report: 40.2 months) – an increase of 6.3 months.        
EEA EFTA average: 38.6 months

Time taken to comply with Court rulings: 50.3 months (last report 33.8 months) a huge increase of 16.5 months.               
EEA EFTA average: 44.8 months

Internal Market Information System (Norway)

Performance – Norway performed well.

  • Results for three indicators were below the EEA average.
  • Requests answered within the deadline and speed in answering requests increased noticeably.
  • Performance decreased significantly on requests accepted within 1 week and the satisfaction surveys.
Requests accepted within one week (%)
Requests answered by the deadline agreed in IMI (%)
Satisfaction with timeliness of replies - as rated by counterparts (%)
Satisfaction with efforts made - as rated by counterparts (%)
Speed in answering requests (days)

Technical regulations information system (Norway)


SOLVIT (Norway)

  • Caseloadmedium
    Submitted cases: 18 (11 in 2020)
    Received cases: 36 (30 in 2020)
  • Cases not accepted: 25 (24 in 2020)

  • Resolution rate: 63% (93% in 2020)
  • Handling time (as home centre)
    Reply within 7 days: 81% (89% in 2020) – good
    Cases prepared in 30 days: 77% (78% in 2020) – good
    Solutions accepted within 7 days: 91% (89% in 2020 ) – very good
  • Cases not accepted within 30 days: 56% (54% in 2020) – very poor

  • Handling time (as lead centre)
    Cases accepted within 7 days:  81% (100% in 2020) good
    Cases closed in 10 weeks:  44% (43% in 2020) – very poor
  • Staffing level
    Urgent requiring action

Access to public procurement (Norway)

Indicator 2021 EU average
Single bidder 12% 25%
No calls for bids 1% 6%
Publication rate (value advertised on TED, in % of GDP) n/a 5.9%
Cooperative procurement (proportion of procedures with more than one buyer) 11% 5%
Award criteria (proportion of procedures awarded to cheapest bid) 25% 64%
Decision speed (days) 49   99  
SME contractors 46% 61%
SME bids 48% 73%
Procedures divided into lots 10% 31%
Missing calls for bids 0% 1%
Missing seller registration numbers 46% 29%
Missing buyer registration numbers 0% 11%

Note: A typical (mid-ranking) EU country is used for the EU average for all indicators except the publication rate. Due to delays in data availability, publication rate results are based on 2020 data.

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