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

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
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Omanbelongs to the following Online Higher Education 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

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in Oman
Mohammed Al-Barwani Omani Businessman





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Description of the Subject: International Trade and Business in 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 Corridor
    3. Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran Transport Corridor (KTAI -ECO)

Omani Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Oman and the Arab Economic Area
  2. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  3. Oman has Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with India, China, South Korea, Australia, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), New Zealand, Thailand, the United States, the European Union and the MERCOSUR.
  4. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA)
  5. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  6. Islamic Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  7. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI)
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  4. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)
  5. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  6. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    1. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention) - not a member
  7. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN) - not a member

Islamic Organisations

  1. Arab League (LAS)
  2. Summit of South American-Arab Countries
  3. Asia-Middle East Dialogue
  4. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  5. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  6. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT)
    4. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
  7. Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organisations (AGFUND)
  8. Arab Trade Financing Programme (ATFP)
  9. Arab Development Funds
  10. Afro-Arab cooperation
  11. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

Global Organisations

  1. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  2. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  3. World Bank (WB)
  4. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran Transport Corridor Course

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).

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

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

International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia) Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan...

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.

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

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Road Transportation Course

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

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

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...

Samples - Business in Oman

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

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

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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