United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement

Under the U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. and Oman will grant each other immediate duty-free access for customs lines covering virtually all consumer and industrial goods, with specific provisions for agriculture, textiles, and clothing. For agricultural products, Oman will offer immediate duty-free access for current U.S. exports at 87% of agricultural customs posts; and the United States will provide immediate duty-free access to 100% of current agricultural exports to the United States through Oman. Both countries will have all tariffs on eligible products remaining in due date within ten years.11 Each government is required to effectively enforce its own environmental legislation. This is the only environmental provision applicable through the agreement`s dispute settlement procedure and, as with the labor rules, the maximum fine is limited to $15 million per violation per year. The IIA navigator will be constantly adapted following the review and comments of UN Member States. It is mainly based on information provided by governments on a voluntary basis. A contract is included in a country`s IIA census as soon as it is formally concluded; Contracts whose negotiations have been concluded but not signed are not accounted for. A contract is excluded from the IIA`s census as soon as its termination takes effect, as soon as it continues to have a legal effect on certain investments during its survival period (“sunset”). In case of renewal of a contract, only one of the contracts between the same parties is counted. Depending on the situation, the counted treaty may be the old one if it remains in force until the ratification of the newly concluded IIA. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the content, UNCTAD assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in such data.

The information and texts contained in the database are for purely informative purposes and have no official or legal status. In case of doubt about the contents of the database, it is recommended that you contact the competent governmental authority of the State(s) concerned. Users are invited to report agreements, errors or omissions via the online contact form. Most members of the Committee on Trade Policy and the Environment agreed that the provisions on the environment and public participation were acceptable; However, they found that the free trade agreement between the United States and Oman lacked certain environmental provisions contained in other agreements that would have been appropriate. The framework for public participation under the Central American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and certain fundamental environmental provisions contained in the free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore25 are addressed to the United States for any question relating to possible barriers to trade. . . .