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An investigation conducted by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) has confirmed that the strain of avian influenza that was detected in a laying hen population in Klepp municipality in Rogaland (a county in Western Norway) on November 11, 2021, was a highly pathogenic variant, more specifically H5N1.
This report is an addendum to the GAIN report number E42020-0069, EU Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Report, dated October 14, 2020. It outlines Norway’s import requirements for food and agricultural products.
In March 2021, Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture announced his intention to allocate ISK 970 million ($7.5 million) in financial support for Icelandic sheep and cattle farmers.
In January 2021, the government of Norway presented its climate action plan for the transformation of Norwegian society by 2030.
In December 2020, the Government of Iceland presented its first comprehensive Food Policy.
This report contains a brief analysis of the Norwegian wine monopoly’s (Vinmonopolet’s) sales of wine and beer in calendar year 2020.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Iceland: Scrapie Identified in Sheep in Iceland

Scrapie (a fatal, degenerative disease affecting the central nervous system of sheep and goats) was confirmed in a sheep on the Stóru-Akrar farm (home to 800 sheep) in Skagafjörður, Iceland.
On March 11, 2020, two new regulations regarding import and quarantine conditions for dogs and cats entered into force in Iceland -- Regulation no. 200/2020 on importation of dogs and cats...
The government of Iceland has announced a number of measures to help businesses that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The government of the Kingdom of Norway has announced a number of measures to help businesses that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Enclosed is a brief analysis of the Norwegian wine monopoly’s (Vinmonopolet’s) sales of wine and beer in calendar year 2019. Norway was a $12.2 million export market for U.S. wine and beer in 2019.
In March 2020, FAS/The Hague visited Norway’s leading food and beverage show, SMAK/HOLDBAR, in Lillestrøm, Norway. SMAK is a truly Norwegian trade show predominantly focusing on foodservice-HRI buyers