Doing Business in the USA

Are you looking to do business in the United States?

Having been formed to “foster the development of commercial activity” between the United States of America & the Sultanate of Oman, the OABC provides information and services for Americans doing business in Oman, and Omani residents doing business in the USA.

What the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the USA means for Omani businesses

The FTA, implemented in 2009, effectively removed non-tariff barriers and customs between the USA and Oman. It allows US businesses to get around the foreign capital investment law and open a 100% foreign-owned company in Oman.

Good news for Omani businesses: the same rule allowing for total foreign ownership of a business applies to Omani businesses that wish to operate in the US.

The FTA has resulted in the United States becoming an important trading partner of Oman, with total bilateral trade reaching close to USD 3 billion. Aided by the incentives of the FTA, Omani investments in the USA have grown to over USD 1 billion.

Where Do I Get Started?

Helpful US Government Links

Helpful US Business Links

  • Export.gov
  • Local Legal Resources
  • Business Matching Services
  • Business Information Database System
  • Direct Line for American Business
  • US Small Business Administraiton
  • Department of Commerce
  • Export Import Bank of the United States
  • National IPR Center
  • Office of U.S. Trade Representative