Guide to Sending Parcels to Oman

Oman's position at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula has historically made it a target of various powers aiming to control marine traffic between The Gulf and the Indian Ocean.

As a result, Oman, like many of its neighbours, was commanded by outsiders for centuries, but now boasts being the Peninsula's oldest independent state.

In the last 50 years Oman has used its oil wealth to modernise the country. This has made its capital, Muscat, a wonderful touristic jewel speckled with scenic forts and contemporary museums hemmed in between mountains and oceanic beaches.

Though Oman is lesser known than some of its bigger and flashier neighbours, it has worked hard to rapidly develop information technology for its citizens. And with 43% of the population below the age of 15, e-commerce is sure to blossom very soon.

Information for this page was taken from the Government of Oman and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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Easy Tracking Information

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Full tracking information for parcels to Oman is available with Secureship
Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Sep 19, 2021
8:49 am
Bawshar, BA, OM
Delivered
Sep 18, 2021
7:18 am
Salalah, SA, OM
In transit
Sep 17, 2021
9:03 pm
Seeb, SE, OM
International Clearance
Sep 17, 2021
8:14 am
Muscat, MU, OM
In transit
Sep 17, 2021
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Sep 16, 2021
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Oman before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Oman

Documents Only

Oman accepts the following as document shipments sent from Canada:

  • Airline tickets
  • Annual reports and intercompany mail
  • Blueprints and drawings
  • Brochures and pamphlets
  • Business cards
  • Calendars
  • Catalogues and price lists
  • Charts and graphs
  • Cheques
  • Computer print-outs
  • Diplomas
  • Driver's Licence
  • Examination papers
  • Gift cards
  • Invitations and greeting cards
  • Labels
  • Maps
  • Passports
  • Photographs
  • Proposals and bids
  • Visa applications

The following may be sent to Oman as a document shipment if they abide by the restriction shown.

Document Type Restriction
Advertising literature Must not contain any offensive photographs
Books Must not contain any provocative or insulting pictures
Credit cards A maximum of 2 cards per shipment
Envelopes Providing they are blank
Event tickets - football (soccer) matches, concerts, and stage performances Cannot be sent by a printing company to the event organizer or a sales ticket office
Forms Must be blank
Manuals Only if they are of a technical nature
Newsletters Intercompany only
Newspapers Cannot contain insulting or offensive photographs
Stationery Only if blank
Traveller's cheques Used cheques may not enter and all others require an import licence

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping Gifts to Oman

Shipping Gifts

All gift shipments to Oman from Canada will incur duty. There are no exemptions.

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipped from an individual in Canada to an individual in Oman will incur duty. There is no value threshold below which there are no duty charges.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

All gift shipments, regardless of value, from a Canadian business to a business in Oman will be charged duty.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

If a Canadian business makes a gift shipment to an individual in Oman, there will be a duty charge imposed on the package. There are no exemptions.


Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Qaboos bin Said
Al Ghubrah St.
Boshar
Muscat
Oman

Phone: +968 24 592030
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

If your shipment contains more than one gift, ensure that each gift is wrapped and tagged separately.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Qaboos bin Said
Al Ghubrah St.
Boshar
Muscat
Oman

Phone: +968 24 592030
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US


Shipping personal effects/belongings to Oman

Shipping Personal Effects

Your personal effects may be shipped to Oman from Canada exempt from duty providing:

  • You are taking up residence in Oman for the first time
  • Your personal effects and household goods are used
  • The quantity of goods being imported are for your use only and are not in an amount that indicates a commercial shipment
  • Any foodstuffs are dry and in their original sealed containers with a clearly marked expiry date

NOTE:

Materials such as CDs, books, literature, and audio and video cassettes will be stopped by customs to be screened.


Moving Temporarily

Students

There is no information at this time regarding students moving temporarily to Oman to study and shipping their personal effects.

Non-Students

Non-students moving temporarily to Oman from Canada because of work may ship their personal effects exempt from duty.

The conditions for a duty-free exemption are as follows:

  • The amount of goods in the shipment is clearly for personal use, i.e. not a commercial quantity
  • Household items and personal goods are used
  • The owner of the goods is arriving as a first-time resident to Oman
  • Foodstuffs in the shipment are dry, sealed, and marked with an expiry date
  • The individual has a work contract for a minimum of 1 year

NOTE:

Materials such as CDs, books, literature, and audios and video cassettes will be inspected by customs.


Moving Permanently

Omani citizens returning to Oman from Canada to live permanently may ship their personal effects exempt from duty if they abide by the conditions below:

  • Foodstuffs are to be in small quantities stored in their sealed original containers and labelled with a clear expiration date
  • Household items and personal goods have been used
  • The quantity of goods cannot be mistaken for a commercial shipment

NOTE:

Customs will hold and screen literature, books, audio and video cassettes, as well as CDs.

Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Personal Effects' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • Expatriates must present documentation indicating a work contract in Oman with a minimum length of 1 year

Sources:
https://www.gcc-sg.org/en-us/CognitiveSources/DigitalLibrary/Lists/DigitalLibrary/Customs/1435652105.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Qaboos bin Said
Al Ghubrah St.
Boshar
Muscat
Oman

Phone: +968 24 592030
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Oman

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Shipments of food to Oman are allowed as long as they are for personal use and are in unopened commercial containers.

You May Ship

  • Commercially prepared foods for personal use - unopened and in their original containers

Do Not Ship

  • Perishable items
  • Pork and pig products

Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2016/SPS/SAU/16_5161_00_e.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Qaboos bin Said
Al Ghubrah St.
Boshar
Muscat
Oman

Phone: +968 24 592030
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Oman

Samples

Samples are shipped overseas to promote products and equipment for the purpose of soliciting sales and contracts.


Commercial samples of products may enter Oman as a temporary import if they demonstrate the conditions below:

  • They have no or little monetary value, i.e. they cannot be sold
  • They are shipped exclusively for demonstration
  • They are distributed at no cost to the recipient
  • Because of their packaging, they are rendered unsuitable for sale
  • They return to Canada within 6 months of their entry into Oman

Commercial Sample Checklist
  • A Commercial Invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Clearly indicate 'Commercial Samples' on the commercial invoice in the General Description & Detailed Description of Goods (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as commercial sample

Sources:
https://www.gcc-sg.org/en-us/CognitiveSources/DigitalLibrary/Lists/DigitalLibrary/Customs/1435652105.pdf
https://customs.gov.om/dgcportal/documents/20182/3ca94221-3ffa-4923-f7f9-5471faf96ca0
http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/legal-instruments/~/media/2D53E23AA1A64EF68B9AC708C6281DC8.ashx

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Qaboos bin Said
Al Ghubrah St.
Boshar
Muscat
Oman

Phone: +968 24 592030
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Oman

Advertising Material

Items shipped to advertise services and products may enter Oman from Canada as a temporary import.


To be eligible for duty-free entry, the items must:

  • Remain in Oman a maximum of 6 months
  • Be in a reasonable number as it pertains to the place and purpose of the display

Advertising and demonstration materials are those destined for venues such as:

  • Meetings
  • Trade fairs
  • Exhibitions
  • Symposia

Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • Be sure to abide by the rules mentioned above

Sources:
http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/legal-instruments/~/media/2D53E23AA1A64EF68B9AC708C6281DC8.ashx
https://customs.gov.om/dgcportal/documents/20182/3ca94221-3ffa-4923-f7f9-5471faf96ca0

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Qaboos bin Said
Al Ghubrah St.
Boshar
Muscat
Oman

Phone: +968 24 592030
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Have your goods warranty repaired in Oman

Repairs

Equipment shipped to Oman for repairs may enter the country as a temporary import and will be exempt from duty charges. However, if the equipment's value is increased because of the repair then duty will be charged on the amount of the increase to its value.


The condition for duty exemption is that the equipment leaves Oman for Canada within 6 months of its entry. (An extension may be granted but the total time allowed in Oman is 1 year.)

Items Under Warranty

Equipment and items under warranty that are repaired in Oman will be exempt from GST when they return to Canada.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

An item no longer under warranty that is shipped to Oman for repair will incur GST upon its return to Canada calculated on the value of the repair and on any parts required for the repair.

Sending Product for Repair to Oman

Oman allows the temporary entry of equipment for repair with exemption from duty charges. The product may stay in Oman a maximum of 6 months though it may be extended, but must not exceed 1 year in total.

Returning Repaired Product to Oman

Product repaired in Canada may re-enter Oman duty-free providing the value of the product has not been increased. In the event that the product's value increases due to the repair, duty will be incurred on this increased value.


Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Oman or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
https://www.customs.gov.om/dgcportal/documents/20182/23717/1.2.docx/97221c58-1ade-0ca3-8f2d-31979d67b0d6
https://www.gcc-sg.org/en-us/CognitiveSources/DigitalLibrary/Lists/DigitalLibrary/Customs/1435652105.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Qaboos bin Said
Al Ghubrah St.
Boshar
Muscat
Oman

Phone: +968 24 592030
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Oman

Temporary Imports

Goods imported for a temporary stay in Oman can do so exempt from duty providing they stay no longer than 6 months in the country.

Items typically shipped as a temporary import include:

  • Equipment and machinery for repair
  • Goods required for a theatrical presentation or concert
  • Instruments used for testing
  • Commercial samples for display at a fair or similar exhibition

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Oman, you can pick from Option 1 or 2 of the Temporary Import Methods listed below.

Each option has its pros and cons. Regardless, each of the following methods requires you to complete a commercial invoice (CI). More details below.

Option # Temporary Import Method Risk of paying
1 Commercial Invoice Only (no other documentation is provided) High - if broker cannot clear goods temporarily
2 Commercial Invoice
+
ATA Carnet
Very Low


1. Complete a Commercial Invoice (CI) only


This is the simplest and quickest option. See example.

NOTE: You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty/tax free. Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL) nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.



2. Commercial Invoice (CI) + an ATA Carnet

Completing an ATA Carnet is great option for items that frequently travel in and out of the country. It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.

In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.

ATA Carnets are beyond the scope of the article however, you can find more information here: http://www.chamber.ca/carnet/

NOTE: It is highly recommended to get an ATA Carnet for items that frequently travel in and out of the country and especially so when it is valued over $2,500 USD


In addition to choosing option 1 or 2, the following conditions must also be met in order to qualify for a duty and VAT free exemption:

  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than 24 months in Oman

NOTE:

  • If the above conditions are not followed, duties and taxes will be charged as though the goods have been imported permanently.
  • Your Customs broker can clear goods of a temporary nature (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc. typically CANNOT clear goods of temporary nature)


Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
https://soharportandfreezone.com/PDF/GCC%20custom%20Law_english.pdf
https://omanportal.gov.om/wps/wcm/connect/en/site/home/gov/gov1/gov5governmentorganizations/rop/tepimpogood
https://www.gcc-sg.org/en-us/CognitiveSources/DigitalLibrary/Lists/DigitalLibrary/Customs/1435652105.pdf
https://customs.gov.om/dgcportal/documents/20182/3ca94221-3ffa-4923-f7f9-5471faf96ca0
http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/legal-instruments/~/media/2D53E23AA1A64EF68B9AC708C6281DC8.ashx

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Qaboos bin Said
Al Ghubrah St.
Boshar
Muscat
Oman

Phone: +968 24 592030
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Oman

Permanent/Sold Goods

Shipments of sold goods to an individual in Oman are allowed providing they are in a quantity that is clearly non-commercial.

Occasional Shipper

Shipments of sold goods to an individual in Oman are allowed providing they are in a quantity that is clearly non-commercial.

Regular Shipper

If you regularly ship sold goods to Oman, we recommend that you consult a licenced Omani customs broker.


Sources:
https://www.gcc-sg.org/en-us/CognitiveSources/DigitalLibrary/Lists/DigitalLibrary/Customs/1435652105.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Qaboos bin Said
Al Ghubrah St.
Boshar
Muscat
Oman

Phone: +968 24 592030
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 16 Sep 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time-consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel's destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels). These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good
and is destined to a country other than the US, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Oman. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Oman, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See Temporary import section
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form is required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Prohibited goods are not allowed entry into Oman, while restricted goods may enter but must abide to quantity limitations or other rules.

Prohibited Items

  • Goods made in or from Israel
  • Tobacco products and e-cigarettes
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Firearms and ammunition, and explosives
  • Knives, daggers, swords, etc.
  • Toy guns
  • Any material containing pornography and/or nudity
  • Narcotics and other drugs
  • Any material or item considered offensive to Islam or the Omani government
  • Items made from ivory, or any endangered species
  • Walkie-talkies and other wireless communication equipment
  • Drones

Restricted Goods

  • Literature of a religious or political nature
  • Medicines
  • Books, movies, tapes, compact discs, and computer software

Sources:
https://www.fidi.org/sites/default/files/public/2020-03/M_Svcs_Customsregulation_Oman_0.pdf
https://www.moh.gov.om/documents/16539/915801/Guidance+for+importing+medicinal+products+into+Oman+for+personal+use.pdf/bb1bb0db-1a18-427d-bd7d-1aa1e815a99c

Duty & Taxes

Duty and taxes owed on a shipment are calculated by Oman using the CIF method, i.e. the sum of the customs value plus insurance cost plus freight charges.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

If you can calculate the CIF value of your shipment, you will be able to predict the duty and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

Shipments with a value of OMR 100 or less (about $325 CAD) are exempt from duty and other taxes. This is called the threshold or de minimis value of a shipment.


Currency Oman Rial (OMR)
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value 100 OMR (about $325 CAD)
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 5% (starting April 16, 2021)
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
100 OMR (about $325 CAD)
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports

Most shipments to Oman incur a 5% duty.


Excise taxes

Oman applies excise taxes on certain goods. They include:

  • Alcoholic beverages (100%)
  • Tobacco products (100%)
  • Pork products (100%)
  • Energy drinks (100%)
  • Sugar sweetened beverages (50%)

Starting April 16, 2021, Oman will start implementing a VAT charge at a rate of 5%.


  • Candy5%
  • Chocolate5%*
  • Spirits and Wines100%
  • Tobacco100%
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video Games & Consoles5%
  • Computers & Laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles0%
  • Cameras5%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats5%
  • Beauty Products & Cosmetics5%
  • Jewellery5%
  • Shirts & Pants5%
  • Home Appliances5%
  • Toys5%
  • Sports Equipment5%

*If filled with alcohol, a 100% duty is incurred

Sources:
https://www.gcc-sg.org/en-us/CognitiveSources/DigitalLibrary/Lists/DigitalLibrary/Customs/1435652105.pdf
https://taxsummaries.pwc.com/oman/corporate/other-taxes
https://www.macmap.org/
https://www.macmap.org/en//query/results?reporter=512&partner=124&product=180631&level=6

Oman Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Televisions
  • Jewellery in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Oman



Can I ship to Oman?

Shipping to Oman from Canada can take between 3-5 business days through the fastest carriers available on the Secureship platform. More economical services, such as Canada Post, can take up to 1-2 months to complete the delivery.

Find out how fast the Secureship trusted carriers can get your shipment delivered to Oman by getting a quote now.


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