Resources

The Resources Section of the FTA toolkit contains a listing of information sources such as websites, publications, regulations, policy papers, contact information that directly relate to the issues raised in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Section. Sector-specific resources on tourism, ICT, agriculture, fisheries, transportation and logistics, oil and gas can be found under the categories called “Finding Trade Leads and Partners” and “Making My Product More Competitive”.

Exporting to the United States
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), US Department of Commerce Economic account statistics, including U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), foreign trade and investment stats, and industry data. View Site
Tariff Schedule under the U.S.-Oman- FTA A full listing of goods that are available for import along with the corresponding duty rates. View Site
The U.S. Census Bureau Statistical data collected in the U.S. Census, including detailed demographic and foreign trade data. View Site
US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) Process of importing goods into the U.S., including informed compliance, invoices, duty assessments, classification and value, marking requirements, etc. View Site
Sultanate of Oman Directorate General of Custom Services Information on documentation and procedures required for exporting. View Site

 

Documentary Requirements for Exporting to the United States
US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Downloadable pamphlet on U.S. import requirements that contains information about U.S. customs and entry procedures. PDF (465kb)
Information on identifying brokers at a particular port of entry. Select the port of entry and scroll down the page to the link for its brokers list. View Site
U.S. Department of Agriculture Information on U.S. licenses or permits required for the import of animals and animal products, meat and meat products, plants and plant products, poultry and poultry products, vegetables. View Site
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Information on U.S. licenses or permits required for the import of biological materials, fruit and nuts, medicines, narcotics and certain drugs, milk, dairy and cheese products. Guidelines for the labeling of food and beverage products. View Site

Omani Government Resources for Exporting

Oman Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI) MOCI’s official website that contains procedures, statistics, business services, laws, news and announcements. View Site
Public Authority for Export and Investment Promotion (Ithraa) Ithraa promotes the export of Omani products to foreign countries and inward investment in Oman.. View Site
Customs Department, Royal Omani Police (ROP) The ROP is responsible for implementing customs and security control for all matters of imports and exports. View Site
Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) OCCI regulates  trade and industrial interests of member companies, and their representation. View Site
Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn) Madayn attracts industrial investments and provides continued support, through regionally and globally competitive strategies, good infrastructure, value adding services, and easy governmental processes. View Site

 

 

Identifying my Customs Duties and Fees
U.S. International Trade Commission A description of the U.S. Harmonized System (HS).. View Site
Tariff Schedule of the U.S. under the Oman-US FTA A full listing of goods that are available for import along with the corresponding duty rates. View Site
Customs Department, Royal Omani Police (ROP) ROP Customs is responsible for implementing customs and security control for all matters of imports and exports. View Site

 

Logistics Support Services
National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Association of customs brokers and freight forwarders. Website contains a searchable membership directory with websites and contact information of NCBFAA members. View Site
US Customs and Border Protection – Ports of Entry Page Resource for finding a broker for a particular port of entry. View Site
DHL International shipping, courier and packaging service with offices in Muscat and Sohar. View Site
FedEx Provides international logistics services, specializing in customs brokerage, international freight forwarding, transportation, warehousing and national distribution. View Site
United Parcel Service (UPS) Offers customs and brokerage services, and global logistics assistance. View Site

 

Registering Your Company in the United States
Business.gov (The official business link to the US Government) Official site of the U.S. Government to help small businesses understand their legal requirements, and locate government services supporting the nation’s small business community. View Site
US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) The section on ‘Choosing a Business Structure’ provides information on the tax implication of the most common business structures. View Site
To request for information on applying for the Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a federal tax identification number or the Employer Tax ID and Form SS-4, call tel: 1-800-829-4933. Tel: 1-800-829-4933

 

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