Ministry of Trade and Shipping

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Shipping (Norwegian: Handels- og skipsfartsdepartementet) was a Norwegian ministry that existed from 1947 to 1987.

It was established on 6 December 1947. It ceased to exist on 31 December 1987. Its tasks were mainly transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[1]

For the heads of the Ministry of Trade and Shipping, see the list of Ministers of Trade and Shipping.

An unrelated Ministry of Shipping had existed from 1942 to 1945.


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