Established in 2007, Norwegian Estonian Chamber of Commerce (NECC, in Norwegian: Norsk-Estisk Handelskammer, in Estonian: Norra-Eesti Kaubanduskoda) is a non-profit membership based business association for companies with Norwegian-Estonian share capital, management or co-operation.
We facilitate professional networking, seminars of interests, provide relevant information regarding both Estonia and Norway and promote Norwegian companies, competence and business values.
NECC’s activities are carried out in close cooperation between the Norwegian Embassy as well as Innovation Norway, thus providing the members with access to an active corporate network and to political environment as well as Norwegian funding possibilities.
NECC is the founding member of Foreign Investors’ Council in Estonia (FICE) www.fice.ee and one of the largest charities in Estonia – Aitan Lapsi which is supporting children’s visits to theatre and sports events, participation in the education programme of art museums and reading programmes www.aitanlapsi.ee
NECC is the first and only chamber in Estonia certified by CSR Estonia (Responsible Business Forum in Estonia). On 2019 we received the Responsible Business Index Silver Level certificate.
MISSION, VISION, VALUES
Serve as a business network for cooperation between Norwegian and Estonian companies in Estonia. Promote Norwegian companies, cooperation, competence and business values. Inform the politicians and legislators about the needs of our members. Cooperate with relevant organizations and stakeholders.
The best Norwegian Chamber abroad.
Sustainability: We promote sustainability, transparency and long-term perspective and work to improve the local business environment.
Sharing knowledge: We believe in building an inclusive and informal business community where members can meet and exchange experiences.
BOARD AND MANAGEMENT
Annely is NECC’s Executive Director since Feb 2017 but she has been a member of Team Norway since 2007 with performing Associated Consultant tasks for Innovation Norway. She has ca 20 years of experience in international business, mostly with Nordic countries. She has a good connection with Nordic Chambers of Commerce, Nordic Embassies, also with Enterprise Estonia and Estonian Chamber of Commerce. She has been the Event Manager for several high-level diplomatic events (including for Crown Prince and Princess of Norway and Presidents of Estonia) organized by Team Norway.
She has studied Business Management at the University of Tartu, International Business Administration in Estonian Business School, She is Alumna of European Innovation Academy where she studied Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Christian Testman (Chairman)
CEO of Industries Holding
Argo Saul (Vice Chairman)
CEO at Nordic Houses KT OÜ
Helena Almqvist (Member)
Protex Balti AS
Virve Jõgeva (Member)
CEO of Glamox
Jüri Ploom (Member)
Partner at Pohla & Hallmägi
Martin Pedersen (Member)
Owner and Chairman of Board in Østerdalsmia AS Norway
Ene Aschjem (Member)
Jørn Johansen (Member)
CsO at BioBag International AS
Greeting from the Norwegian Ambassador to Estonia,
H.E. Ms. Cecilie Annette Willoch
Norway and Estonia have developed a strong economic relationship over the last 27 years, and Norway is an important source of foreign investments in Estonia. Norwegian companies are involved in a broad range of business activities in Estonia, and the potential for new partnerships is great, in particular, related to ICT, innovation and green growth.
NECC is a key meeting place for Norwegian-Estonian business interests. NECC is also an important partner in the Embassy’s efforts to stimulate trade and commercial relationships between Norway and Estonia.
I recommend companies with an interest in trade and economic relations between Norway and Estonia to join NECC and take part in their activities.
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Harju 6 (IV floor)
The embassy is open:
From Monday till Friday 09:00-16:00
Closed for lunch 12:30-13:00
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Children Charity Foundation
Children Charity Foundation Aitan Lapsi was founded in 2009 by the Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Royal Embassy of Norway in Estonia. Aitan Lapsi is one of the largest charity foundations in Estonia, and at the same time the easiest possibility to do good. All of the donated money goes towards offering experiences related to theatre, arts, music and literature to children living in Estonia.
NECC cooperates with
Following the new international presence strategy of Innovation Norway, the office in Tallinn is closed for export consulting, although Innovation Norway will continue to be involved in coordinating the EEA Norway Grants.
NECC is a member of
FICE – Foreign Investors Council in Estonia is a lobby group acting on behalf of the Austrian, Danish, Finnish, German-Baltic, Holland, Norwegian, Swedish and French Chambers of Commerce, Business Clubs and Marketing Offices in Estonia. Together, the eight countries represented in FICE account for almost 80% of the total foreign direct investments in Estonia. NECC Board Member Helena Almqvist is serving on the FICE as Chairman of the Board.
NECC cooperates with
Enterprise Estonia is the Estonian Governments Investment and Development Agency. Their role is to facilitate foreign investment and increase the competitiveness of Estonian entrepreneurs in both domestic and foreign markets. Enterprise Estonia provides appropriate business services. The Norwegian office is located close to Estonian Embassy in Oslo in International HUB.
NECC´s accountant is
Numeri has been providing financial services and counselling in the three Baltic countries for almost 25 years. They have bureaus in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Their team consists of top professionals in the field with years of experience in accounting, financial services and business management. They have a thorough knowledge of the nuances of accounting and believe that orderly finances are the basis for each company’s success.
Responsible Business Forum in Estonia
Responsible Business Forum in Estonia (Vastutustundliku Ettevõtluse Foorum) is a non-profit organisation with an aim to inspire and support furthering CSR in Estonian society through being the centre of competence building and communication on CSR.
Major strands of activity today include communication and awareness raizing activities, conducting related research, putting together CSR Index and working with businesses, public authorities and other stakeholders to mainstream CSR among Estonian businesses.
Mobile: +372 510 1004
Registration and bank details
Norwegian-Estonian Chamber of Commerce
Harju 6, 15054 Tallinn
Reg No. 80261000
Bank account: EE681010220075335017
Bank: AS SEB Pank