We are often asked questions concerning the activities and mission of the OABC, so here we address some of those most frequently asked.
The Oman American Business Center (OABC) is an independent, private, not-for-profit business council of American and international companies and individuals doing business in the Sultanate of Oman. The OABC is the official affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Oman, and part of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce. We rely solely on membership dues and activity fees and receive no government funding.
Our members are comprised of executives and businesspeople from American companies licensed in Oman or having business relationships in Oman; American individuals living in Oman; and select Omani companies that have proven they can contribute to the organization’s mission. Corporate representatives are the two most senior executives from each member company.
Yes, OABC collaborates with other U.S. business groups active in the Middle East. There are regional U.S. Business Councils in the Middle East such as AmCham M.E.N.A.
Please visit the OABC website and complete the online form found here, after which the Corporate Coordinator will contact you to complete the application process. Applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors monthly. Membership fees can be paid anytime as the OABC grants membership on a rolling basis.
PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP @ OMR 1000 per year – American, Omani, or international companies that are licensed to do business in the Sultanate of Oman and want exclusive VIP benefits and preferential status.
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP @ OMR 350 per year – American, Omani. or international companies that are licensed to do business in the Sultanate of Oman.
MICRO-SME MEMBERSHIP @ 150 OMR per year — Small US, International or Omani businesses with fewer than 5 employees.
INDIVIDUAL MEMBER @ OMR 150 per year – Spouses of members, educators, government employees and other individuals who are unable to join at the company level are considered for individual membership.
The OABC is managed by an Executive Director and professional staff. The Board of Directors is elected bi-annually by members. The Chairman of the Board is the spokesperson for the membership. OABC holds an Annual General Meeting and a Strategic Planning Meeting to further develop itself as a leading professional organization.