Free Trade Zones


Oman has no general provisions for the temporary entry of goods.  In the case of auto re-exports, a company can import vehicles into the country for the purpose of re-export and have duties refunded if it re-exports the vehicle within six months. In 1999, the government opened a new free trade zone at an interior border crossing point with Yemen (al-Mazyounah).  Oman developed a free trade zone in Salalah, adjacent to the international container transshipment port that opened in November 1998. The government has also established a free zone at Sohar port, in conjunction with plans to expand the existing port and industrial zone.