THE EFFECTS OF CROSS BORDER TRADE IN THE NORWEGIAN ECONOMY
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The analysis emphasizes on the importance of market competition, as seen when Covid-19 struck eliminating the competition over the borders of Sweden, displaying the effects this has on the Norwegian economy. The analysis shows, Covid-19 has caused an increase in 17.7% of tobacco alone and an increase of almost 9% in the price development of the sensitive products in total. Therefore, questioning if the CBT is bad for the consumers or rather if it is a good thing, the analysis shows that elimination of competition causes an increase in prices for the sensitive goods, which supports that competition is clearly in favor of the consumers. Thus, should be taken into account in the ongoing policy debate on CBT between Norway and it neighbors.