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PR(07)14: The EFTA Surveillance Authority decided today to approve a direct transport aid scheme in Norway


The EFTA Surveillance Authority decided today to approve a scheme for direct transport aid for enterprises in certain regions in Norway. The area comprises all of northern Norway, most of Nord-Trøndelag county, and several municipalities in Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal and Sogn og Fjordane counties as well as some municipalities of Hordaland and Buskerud counties.

The aim of the scheme is to promote regional development in regions situated far away from central areas. The objective sought is achieved by partly offsetting the competitive disadvantages resulting from additional transport costs for undertakings located in peripheral and sparsely populated regions.

According to the notification, aid may only be granted as compensation for extra costs in relation to transport of goods within the national borders and must be calculated on the basis of the shortest and most economical form of transport. The aid must not take the form of export aid.

The scheme will be financed and administered by the local county municipalities. The overall annual budget for the scheme is estimated at approximately NOK 70 Million (some EUR 9 Million). The duration of the scheme will be from 1 January 2007 until 31 December 2013.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Amund Utne, Director, Competition and State Aid Directorate,
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 50; or

Ms. Runa Monstad, Officer, Competition and State Aid Directorate,
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 42.

24 April 2007

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