International work

Last updated: 13 December 2018 .

The Brønnøysund Register Centre cooperates with foreign authorities, organizations and companies at various levels.

We maintain a dialogue with Nordic countries whose registry work is similar to our own. We also participate on a regular basis within the EU/EEA regarding the exchange of competence and development of common methods and standards. The most important arena for this right now is the European Commerce Registers Forum (ECRF).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has for a number of years contributed with professional help in the work of developing reliable public registers in other countries, as an important part of assisting in nation building and social development. The Brønnøysund Register Centre has played a significant part in this work in a number of countries.

We also administer information regarding Norwegian affairs relating to international agreements. For instance, Altinn is the Norwegian contact point for service providers in the EU/EEA. We have the equivalent obligations as a result of the Professional Qualifications Directive of the EU.


Here are some examples of our international projects


Information about European companies is now available for everyone in the eJustice portal. In time, it will be possible to order some documents as well, such as annual accounts and articles of association. The fact that we can share business information throughout the EU and the EEA will hopefully contribute to less reporting work for companies and more efficient administration across borders.

Smart Government

Smart Government is a Nordic cooperation which is principally about simplifying reporting regarding financial information from businesses by using accounting transactions as a starting point. This applies to reporting to public authorities and making information available to the industry.


euBusinessgraph is governed by Sintef, with six participant countries and ten organizations. The object is to make data available in order to develop services connecting this information across borders. Our main focus is primarily on open data, and a desire to develop such solutions in a way which is internationally sustainable.

TOOP (the once only principle)

TOOP is financed by the EU, and consists of participants from more than 20 countries and 50 organizations. In Norway, the Brønnøysund Register Centre is a national partner. The project looks into the possibility of sharing business information between authorities in various EU/EEA countries, with the object being to avoid having to report the same information many times.