TN 16 (11-96)
RS 02001.202 General Explanation - U.S. Norwegian Agreement
An individual working in the U.S. or Norway will be subject to the laws of the country in which he/she is working. The major exception concerns workers sent on a temporary assignment from one country to the other. These “detached workers” remain subject to the Social Security laws of the country from which they were sent. See RS 02001.205 for a further discussion of the issue and limitations to the rule. A secondary exception involves self-employed persons who are covered by the country in which they reside. The agreement does not affect the coverage of government workers (Article 5 of the Basic Agreement).