U.S. Commercial Service Assistance for U.S. Companies
For U.S. firms interested in exporting to Oman, we offer business counseling, export promotion services, and a wealth of information on opportunities and companies in the Omani market.
The International Company Profile is one of our fee-based services providing a comprehensive background check on Omani companies, reporting on its owners, sales, business activities, and its suitability as a business partner for U.S. companies. Trade and bank references (when available) are used in forming an opinion and making recommendations. Turn-around time to deliver this report is usually thirty work days from the date of accepting the Participation Agreement.
Cost: Small Medium Enterprise (SME) company*: US$600.00; large company: US$900.00; SME new-to-export companies using service for the first time: US$350.00
International Partner Search is offered to U.S. companies interested in identifying prospective agents/distributors for their products in Oman. We will work with you to understand what you would like to accomplish in terms of business, and would then call upon our contacts to try to find good prospective matches for you to consider as partners. This is a popular service with U.S. companies wanting to test this market for the level of interest for their products/services.
Ten full sets of your company product literature and your company web-site address, if available, would be required to provide this service. Turn-around time from the date of receiving the product literature is usually thirty work days.
Cost: Small/medium-sized company*: US$550.00; large company: US$1,400.00; small/medium new-to-export companies using service for the first time: US$350.00
Gold Key Service: This service provides representatives of U.S. firms who plan to visit Oman pre-screened and pre-qualified potential contacts such as agents, distributors, sales representatives, or strategic business partners. The Gold Key Service (GKS) is typically focused on potential clients, though in the case of Oman, these are often government-based. Lead time for GKS is typically six weeks (after company profile/brochures are received) and includes hotel and transportation logistics for the visit.
Cost: Small Medium Enterprise (SME) company*: US$700.00; additional day of appointments for SME company: US$300.00, large company: US$2,300.00; additional day of appointments for large company: US$1000.00; SME new-to-export companies using service for the first time: US$350.00.
Business Facilitation Service: This service provides a contact list of companies operating in the field. This will not be a vetted list of partners. The cost is US$250.00. Turnaround time is two weeks.
* A Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) is defined as a firm with five hundred or fewer employees or self-certified as a small business under U.S. Small Business Administration regulations. A large company is defined as a firm with more than five hundred employees. Subsidiaries will be classified based on the size of the parent company
Single Company Promotion (SCP): The Single Company Promotion (SCP) is designed to introduce new-to-market U.S. companies to the Omani market and to raise the profile of U.S. products and services in Oman. We will work with U.S. companies and/or their authorized Omani representatives to develop professional, effective promotional events or other strategic activities, such as technical seminars and product/service launch events, designed to connect the U.S. company with targeted Omani audience.
Fees and delivery times are determined by a Scope of Work designed to meet the U.S. company's specific objectives, and may vary depending on local conditions and the availability of physical facilities and staff resources.
For further information about our fees, please view our schedule of charges.
Advocacy: The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Advocacy Center helps to ensure that sales of U.S. products and services have the best possible chance when competing abroad. In short, we are your advocates. In pursuing foreign business opportunities, we encourage you and your company to contact us early and often.
To request an advocacy service, you need to complete and return the Advocacy Questionnaire to:
The Advocacy Center
U.S. Department of Commerce
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20230
Telephone (202) 482-3896; Fax (202) 482-3508; website http://www.export.gov/Advocacy/ .
Our Services for Omani Companies
The U.S. Commercial Service in Oman will help you locate U.S. products, services, and business partners; meet suppliers and partners face-to-face, and participate in trade shows that feature thousands of U.S. companies. Whether you are looking to import for the first time from the United States or find additional U.S. suppliers, we offer the expertise you need to connect with lucrative opportunities.
Following is a list of our general assistance areas for Omani companies interested in sourcing U.S. products and services. Our trade professionals will work with you to identify and tailor the right mix of U.S. Commercial Service capabilities to achieve your procurement goals. Contact your U.S. Commercial Service trade professional at the U.S. Embassy in Oman for details.
International Trade Events
We connect you with U.S. companies displaying and demonstrating their products and services at U.S. Department of Commerce-certified trade shows. Every year, we organize a trade delegation from Oman to Arab Health, the world’s second largest trade show for the healthcare industry. Please contact Ida Mathew, Commercial Coordinator, if you are interested in attending an upcoming trade show.
U.S. Trade Events
Through our International Buyer Program, we take you to major U.S. industry trade shows to meet pre-screened U.S. suppliers. From travel logistics to scheduled introductions and on-site business counseling, we strive to help you optimize your trade show experience. In 2012, we organized the first Omani delegation to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas. If you are interested in attending OTC 2013, please contact Ida Mathew, Commercial Coordinator at the U.S. Embassy.
U.S. Supplier Search
We help you find the U.S. products, services, and partners that are a good match for your business, whether you initiate the search or our U.S. clients do. Our supplier catalogs feature U.S. companies that are seeking buyers, partners, agents, and distributors.
Business Service Provider Listing
U.S. Embassy Muscat offers a listing of local Business Service Providers interested and willing to provide services to U.S. companies that are looking to export or do business in Oman. This targeted marketing tool will position your company at the forefront when American exporters and investors are looking for service-providers in Oman. We direct inquiring U.S. companies to the BSP directory first to look for partners to help with establishing business on the ground in Oman.
The Business Service Provider (BSP) directory is intended to provide a reference resource to U.S. exporters doing business in Oman. Any company providing services that facilitate the assessment, financing or completion of an export transaction, including companies that support U.S. businesspersons traveling or residing in Oman, is eligible to participate in our BSP Directory, given positive basic company vetting. Your BSP listing will include your company name, description, contact information, logo and hyperlink for $300 for a single category or for $500 for an unlimited number of categories. Your company listing on our on-line Business Service Provider directory will reach thousands of potential customers across the United States.
To get started, please register at http://export.gov/oman/businessserviceproviders/ and then e-mail us with the below:
- Your company logo (less than 200 x 200 pixels) and website / electronic profile or brochure.
- Scanned confirmation of valid company registration in Oman
“Note on Defense Sales: While Business Facilitation Services (e.g., vetted contact lists) can be provided for government and military clients, Post cannot guarantee that Gold Key Services (e.g., meeting arrangements) can be facilitated outside of the private sector. Post is willing to provide briefings and referrals to qualified local agents for defense sales, but cannot offer to schedule meetings with Omani Ministry of Defense officials on companies’ behalf at this time.”
Embassy: Phone: +968 2464-3400
Embassy: Fax: +968 2469-6928