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The United States and the Sultanate of Oman share a strong bilateral relationship based on a joint commitment to the security and stability of the region. This was further enhanced when the two countries signed a Free Trade Agreement which came into effect in January, 2009. The FTA between the United States and Oman spurs investment and trade in goods and services by:

  • Eliminating most tariff and nontariff barriers.
  • Expediting the movement of goods and the provision of services.
  • Strengthening protections for investors (including allowing them to fully own a business without a local partner).
  • Safeguarding intellectual property rights, labor and environmental standards, and dispute settlement procedures to improve the regulatory climate for bilateral trade and investment.

For U.S. firms interested in exporting to Oman, the U.S. Embassy in Muscat offers business counseling, export promotion services, and a wealth of information on opportunities and companies in the Omani market.

Our Country Commercial Guide (CCG)  presents a comprehensive look at Oman’s commercial environment using economic, political, and market analysis. The Country Commercial Guide includes chapters on selling U.S. products and services, leading sectors for U.S. exports and investments, and trade regulations and standards.  Also, advice on investment climate, trade and project financing, business travel, contacts, market research, and trade events. CCGs were established by recommendation of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), a multi-agency task force, to consolidate various reporting documents prepared for the U.S. business community. CCGs are prepared annually at U.S. embassies through the combined efforts of several U.S. government agencies. 

Contact your local U.S. Export Assistance Center, a trade specialist near you, or your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for advice and support on exporting to Oman.