I have networks and am doing my research now. What I do know is that our both countries, Croatia and Norway, belong to EEA zone while the Croatia is also a member of EU.
I would like to be pointed out in which direction to research further. Should I dwell into customs? Local market? Transportation rules and laws?
Hello. I hope you are doing well! Are you trying to get your products into the EU through Croatia? Are you producing anything or only trading? Based on the information you provided, I would try contacting the local authorities or customs, you will have different fares depending on the direction of the shipment. Hope my answer was helpful, kind regards, Ignacio.
Master Distributors. You can do it both ways. I am a Master Distributor for a Norwegian brand that wanted to reach the US Market, but didn't have the bandwidth to create a whole distribution network within the US. If you can help find good pairings of distributors and those needing distribution you can add a lot of value to customers. It comes down to understanding the players in different markets and who needs those distribution channels.
Based on your information, I suggest, you really need to study all aspects if you want to export to Norway.
But at first, I would suggest you start from your target market research, you should make sure the market conditions first and make sure, how is best for you to export there. Directly, using some mediators etc.
After you know market and you have made the calculations about what prices you could get and what would be the profit, then you can go further and make sure all other related aspects, like custom questions ( norway in not in EU and exporting there is differeent than exporing to EU)
also transport and requirements for your product you need to make sure.