US Embassy Muscat Oman

U.S. Embassy Muscat, Oman

The United States and Oman concluded a treaty of friendship and navigation in 1833. It was replaced in 1958 by the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights, and the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1972. In 2009, the United States and Oman signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which has increased trade in both directions, created opportunities for U.S. and Omani businesses, and supported Oman’s goals of attracting investment and diversifying its economy.

U.S. assistance contributes to efforts to counter piracy, narcotics, and wildlife smuggling; enhances law enforcement and investigations techniques; strengthens Oman’s capability to monitor and control its borders; builds counterterrorism capacity; and improves the interoperability of the Omani military with U.S. forces. In FY2021, Oman received $1.8 million in International Military Education and Training (IMET) assistance, and Oman’s IMET budget for FY2022 stands at $2 million. FY2021 financing for Anti-terrorism Assistance (ATA) was $1 million.

Since the bilateral FTA came into force in 2009, trade has increased significantly in both directions. Some of the FTA’s most important benefits include the duty-free treatment of goods and a no-minimum investment requirement for new businesses. Total bilateral U.S.-Oman trade in 2021 was over $3.2 billion. U.S. exports to Oman include vehicles, aircraft and engines, and industrial engines and machines. U.S. imports from Oman include industrial supplies, bauxite and aluminum, fertilizers, jewelry, plastics, and fuel oil.

Today the U.S. embassy is located in Muscat.

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