Spotlight on The U.S. – Oman FTA

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“Spotlight on The U.S. – Oman Free Trade Agreement:  Contributing to Bilateral Economic Growth”

The Oman American Business Center has launched an awareness and training program focusing on the U.S.- Oman Free Trade Agreement. The project aims to contribute to enhancing the business relationships between the U.S. and Oman by helping increase awareness and understanding of the Free Trade Agreement. Specifically, this multi-faceted project will create the tools and resources that will assist in growing Omani exports to the U.S., increase U.S. sourcing, support FDI and ultimately create more jobs for Americans and Omanis.

This program is being funded through a grant from U.S. Embassy Muscat. The majority of programs will be free to participate and open to all nationalities and business sectors that have an interest in business relationships between the U.S. and Oman. Please contact us at if you’d like to learn more or take part in any of these programs.

Program Core Components

Export Readiness Assessment – This survey has been designed for companies who are just starting to or considering exporting to the United States. The purpose of this survey is to identify companies to take part in the 2-day, executive export training and enhance our programs and available information for Omani and U.S. businesses. Businesses can access the survey here. The survey will be available through June 30, 2023.

Interactive Online Seminars – This series of 5 webinars will cover critical facets of the FTA and is ideal for any U.S. or Omani organization considering trading between the 2 countries or those just looking to expand their understanding of the FTA. The webinars are free to participate and open to all, but you must register in advance.

The sessions include:

  • Introduction to Free Trade Agreement – May
  • Rules of Origin – June
  • Technical and regulatory aspects related to imports/exports – July
  • Exports to the U.S – 101- August
  • Sourcing from the U.S – 101 – September

In-person Export Training – This two-day workshop designed for executives, and will take place in Muscat, in October 2023. Omani based companies that are ready, or close to ready to export to the U.S. will be invited to take place in this executive training. Companies will be identified through the Export Readiness Assessment. Part of the training will also include company site visits and export readiness audit. The training is free but by invitation only.

U.S. – Oman Free Trade Agreement Awards Gala – This VIP event will recognize those Omani and American companies that are demonstrating best practices when it comes to using the Free Trade Agreement. Please contact us if you’d like to be nominated for an award or sponsor this incredible evening.

FTA Guide – This “brochure” will be available in both English and Arabic, digital and print in Q3 2023. It will provide essential information on using the FTA as well as highlighting best case practices amongst American and Omani businesses.

Click here for FTA resources and helpful links, including a link to the full FTA agreement.