EENI Global Business School
Business in Oman, Muscat

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Oman - Muscat.

  1. Introduction to the Sultanate of Oman (Middle East)
  2. Doing Business in Muscat
  3. Economy of Oman
  4. Omani Foreign Trade (Import, Export)
  5. Cases of Omani Companies
  6. Case Study: Mohammed Al-Barwani
  7. Access to the Omani Market
  8. Business Plan for Oman
Transport and Logistics in Oman
  1. International Transport and Transit Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement
  2. International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia)
  3. Access to the:
    1. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
    2. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Economic Corridor
    3. Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran Transport Corridor (KTAI-ECO)

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Sultanate of Oman” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Omani Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Sultanate of Oman
  3. To explore the Omani trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Omani Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Omani businesspeople and companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Omani market

Sample - Doing Business in Oman
Mohammed Al-Barwani Omani Businessman

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Oman” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in the Middle East
  3. Masters: Business in Muslim Countries, International Business, Foreign Trade

Oman, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Omani Students

Online Arab Student, Master International Business

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Omán Study, Master in International Business in French Oman.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Oman”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

ماجستير في التجارة الخارجية و التسويق الدولي





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Description: International Trade and Business in Oman

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates

Foreign Trade Facilitation. TFA Agreement. Customs. Payments. Global Supply Chain

European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Emirates) Agreement

The Sultanate of Oman.

  1. The capital of the Sultanate of Oman is Muscat (1.2 million people)
  2. Oman is a Monarchy
  3. Thanks to its strategic location at the Persian Gulf entrance, Oman is considered as a country of significant geostrategic value
  4. Oman shares borders with Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates
  5. Abolition of Slavery in Oman: 1970
  6. Official language of Oman: Arabic
  7. Area of Oman: 309,500 square kilometres
  8. Omani Population: 4.3 million people

Religion in Oman.

  1. Islam Sunni is the main religion in Oman
  2. Maliki is the main school of Islamic Jurisprudence

Oman belongs to the Arab Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation).

United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA):
United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement

Economy of Oman

  1. The main natural resources of Oman are petroleum and natural gas
  2. The proven petroleum reserve (4 billion barrels) are not crucial, so the Omani Government wants to make Oman one of the leading natural gas exporter
  3. The main products manufactured in Oman are textiles, cement, furniture, fertilizers, and fibreglass products
  4. The main suppliers are the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Japan, and the United Kingdom
  5. The main Omani export markets are China, Japan, and South Korea
  6. The currency of Oman: Rial (OMR)

The largest Omani companies are located In Muscat:

  1. Suhail Bahwan, retail partner for firms such as Toshiba, Subaru, Seiko, Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, RAK Ceramics
  2. Saud Bahwan Group: Toyota regional distributor, Daihatsu and Hertz Rent-a -Car
  3. Zubair Automotive, Mitsubishi distributor, Chrysler, or Dodge

The Mina Sultan Qaboos is the largest commercial port. The port is also a vital international trade centre between the Persian Gulf, Indian subcontinent, and Far East with an annual volume of 1.6 million tonnes.

The creation of the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai - the United Arab Emirates, has made increasingly diminish its importance in the region.

Hasan Juma Backer Trading & Contracting has invested 700 million dollars in the dry port project of the Port of Abidjan.

Oman is a member of the United Nations (UN), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Trade Organisation (WTO), Group World Bank (WB), Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Greater Arab Free-Trade Area...

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Gulf Cooperation Council Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Transport and Transit Corridor, Ashgabat Agreement, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Oman, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania...

Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Emirates)-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Trade Preferential System TPS Organisation of Islamic Cooperation



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