On 6 February 2018, Norway was the first non-European country to sign an agreement with the EU that provides them with a legal framework for administrative cooperation in the area of VAT. Norway is the first country with which the EU has an agreement in this area. As a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), it has a VAT system similar to that of the EU. In this tender, we will discuss the content of the agreement. Contact the Oslo Department of International Trade (DIT) team to find tax and legal advisors before entering into agreements. The decision to adopt the agreement was taken without debate at a meeting of the ECOFIN Council. In May 2017, the EU-Norway agreement on VAT cooperation was signed by Caroline Edery (head of unit in the Directorate General of Taxation and Customs Union) for the EU and Mr Tor Lande (Deputy Director General of the Norwegian Ministry of Finance) for Norway. The main objective of the agreement is to establish a framework of rules and procedures for administrative cooperation that would enable the competent authorities to assist each other in the implementation of VAT legislation. The document stipulates that the exchange of VAT information must be carried out on request, spontaneously and automatically. Norway is the first country with which the EU has an agreement in this area. As a member of the European Economic Area, it has a VAT system similar to that of the EU. It has a good tradition of cooperation with EU Member States in the area of VAT.
Norway signs a VAT agreement with the EU on the fight against VAT fraud The Commission has completed negotiations for an agreement between the EU and Norway on administrative cooperation, recovery aid and the fight against VAT fraud. On 6 February 2018, an agreement was signed in Sofia to promote VAT cooperation between the EU and Norway. The agreement will enter into force indefinitely and will be supplemented by technical agreements. Once signed and adopted, the agreement will provide EU Member States and Norway with a strong legal framework for strong cooperation in the fight against VAT fraud and vat rights recovery. The document also aims for Norway to participate in the Eurofisc network without having direct access to the databases of the various EU Member States.