Important visit to China

The focus was on collaboration when the Brønnøysund Register Centre and the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry visited China last autumn. Altinn's cutting-edge electronic administration systems were introduced at World Expo in Shanghai.



The Brønnøysund Register Centre's Director General Erik Fossum as he is heading to the Norwegian pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Photo: Jørgen Ferkingstad

Two full days, 16 and 17 September, were allocated to Norway’s presentation of its electronic administration and collaboration systems, Altinn, Seres and Elmer. It all took place in the Norway Pavilion at the huge World Expo 2010 exhibition. State Secretary Halvard Ingebrigtsen of the Ministry of Trade and Industry opened the Altinn seminar, and gave the participants an understanding of the Norwegian web portal for public forms in Norway. The OECD, Norwegian Tax Administration and Ministry of Finance also introduced systems and surveys. Representatives of the Chinese tax authorities and other institutions in Shanghai and Beijing were extremely interested and attentive during the presentation of Altinn.

Foreign delegations

Foreign delegations that have visited the Brønnøysund Register Centre during the last five years:


Year Visitors from
2005 Lithuania, Mozambique
2006 China (two delegations ), Sweden
2007 China, Denmark, Germany
2008 Southern Sudan, Sweden, and the Porvoo 13 Conference which involved participants from a total of 18 countries
2009 Austria, Denmark, Liberia, Rwanda, Vietnam,   Zanzibar
2010 China, Lithuania, Malawi, Sweden



For me, Altinn is the prime example of how information should flow electronically between the private sector and public authorities, in a manner that promotes prosperity, transparency and economic growth
State Secretary Roger Schjerva of the Ministry of Finance to the Chinese audience.

The Brønnøysund Register Centre was not only busy in the Norway Pavilion at World Expo 2010, but also had meetings with Nacao National Administration for Code Allocation to Organisations, the Chinese equivalent to the Norwegian Register for Legal Entities. Delegations from Nacao and other Chinese registers have visited the Brønnøysund Register Centre several times in recent years.




Collaboration with the World Bank

In September 2010, the Brønnøysund Register Centre signed a collaboration agreement with The World Bank, funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), among others. The Brønnøysund Register Centre is to provide consultancy services to help to develop register solutions in other countries.

Norway involved in Your Europa web portal

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