New online service of ministry to boost business climate in Oman

Muscat: The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion has commenced the service of issuance of country of origin certificates for the Arab countries, Singapore and EFTA countries.

The service is offered electronically through “Invest easy” portal and aimed to facilitate procedures for embellishments and companies operating in the field.

The introduction of this service is aimed to accelerate online issuance of certificates of country of origin without the need for physical presence at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion.

It also aimed to create an appropriate and attractive environment and to save time and efforts.

Mahmoud bin Shanon Al Souti, Industrial Planning Engineer at the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion said that the service comes within the procedures taken by the Ministry to facilitate the procedures related to export of products and the comprehensive development of services offered by the Ministry and to transform all services of the Ministry to online services.

It also aimed to facilitate and improve the business environment and to implement the best international practices.

The companies and establishments interested in issuance of country of origin certificates when exporting to Arab countries, Singapore and EFTA countries could access the Invest Easy portal and attach the required documents which would be approved online by the personnel concerned at the Ministry or the directorates and departments affiliated to the Ministry.

He also called owners of national establishments including Omani entrepreneurs and owners of SMEs, Omani investors and other investors and craftsmen to avail from the economic agreements and FTAs executed between the Sultanate and other countries in terms of export, import and obtainment of preferential treatment. 

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