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Import/Export

United States to Oman

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Commodity Specific Stipulations

There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Oman. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.

Shipments of audio discs or videodiscs may be subject to censorship by the Ministry of Information. If so, the consignee will be responsible for arranging Customs clearance and obtaining an import license.
Shipments of new or used diskettes may be subject to censorship by the Ministry of Information. If so, the consignee will be responsible for Customs clearance and obtaining an import license
For all medicine shipments, the importer must have an original duty exemption document issued by the Oman Ministry of Health (MOH). Delays will occur if this document is not provided.
Shipments of DVDs may be subject to censorship by the Ministry of Information. If so, the consignee will be responsible for arranging Customs clearance and obtaining an import license. To expedite clearance on DVD's, the consignees name should be written on the DVD.
Shipments of film may be subject to censorship by the Ministry of Information. If so, the consignee will be responsible for Customs clearance and obtaining an import license.
Data shipments require an invoice with the value of the CD-ROM or disk only.
Shipments of magazines require an import license.
For all medicine shipments, the importer must have an original duty exemption document issued by the Oman Ministry of Health (MOH). Delays will occur if this document is not provided.
Shipments of microfilm or microfiche may be subject to censorship by the Ministry of Information. If so, the consignee will be responsible for Customs clearance and obtaining an import license.
Shipments of mylars may be subject to censorship by the Ministry of Information. If so, the consignee will be responsible for Customs clearance and obtaining an import license.
Shipments of negatives may be subject to censorship by the Ministry of Information. If so, the consignee will be responsible for Customs clearance and obtaining an import license.
IT Parts with the following harmonized tariff codes (HTC) are allowed for duty-free importation provided that the the HTC's are listed on the shipper's invoice and appear on the UPS import manifest that will be presented to customs:

  • 8473.2100
  • 8473.2900
  • 8473.3000
  • 8472.9080
  • 8536.9010
  • Shipments of periodicals may be subject to censorship by the Ministry of Information. If so, the consignee will be responsible for Customs clearance and obtaining an import license.
    For all pharmaceutical shipments, the importer must have an original duty exemption document issued by the Oman Ministry of Health (MOH). Delays will occur if this document is not provided.
    Shipments of publications may be subject to censorship by the Ministry of Information. If so, the consignee will be responsible for Customs clearance and obtaining an import license.
    Shipments of slides may be subject to censorship by the Ministry of Information. If so, the consignee will be responsible for Customs clearance and obtaining an import license.
    Shipments of tapes(audio, video, or magnetic), may be subject to censorship by the Ministry of Information. If so, the consignee will be responsible for arranging Customs clearance and obtaining an import license. To expedite clearance on videos, the consignees name should be written on the videocassette.
    Shipments of transparencies may be subject to censorship by the Ministry of Information. If so, the consignee will be responsible for Customs clearance and obtaining an import license.
    Data shipments require an invoice with the character of the USB stick (storing intercompany data) and the value of the USB Stick.

    Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

    In addition to the commodities which UPS prohibits to all countries or territories served (listed here), it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Oman.

    The import of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
    Cash letters are prohibited or restricted.
    Cigar imports are prohibited.
    Goods originating in Israel are prohibited or restricted.
    Shipments of Khanjars, curved dagger-local artifact traditionally worn at the waist, are prohibited.
    Shipments of Lithium Metal Batteries are prohibited on Emirates Airlines flights which UPS uses to this destination country or territory.

    Alternative arrangements are in place, but expect transit delays if the normal planned flow of the package is via Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Time in Transit may be extended due to solution found.

    Military equipment is prohibited or restricted.
    Negotiable bonds and drafts are prohibited or restricted.
    Customers must use an authorized UPS / MBE (Mail Boxes Etc) Store or UPS Customer Center to ship personal effects.

    The UPS Store, Mail Boxes Etc. or UPS Customer Center will be required to identify personal effect shipments on the shipping label by placing "Personal Effects" in the Reference Field of a UPS "smart" label or in the Special Instructions Field of a UPS waybill. They must also clearly indicate 'Personal Effects' shipment on the Commercial Invoice.

    Personal Effects are classified as used items (owned for a minimum of 6 months) intended for the consignee's personal use. Any items intended for any other use, such as wholesale or retail sales, business purposes, or for distribution are not considered personal effects and cannot be shipped on this basis. "Personal Effects" must be clearly stated on the invoice and goods description.

    All of the following documents must be scanned into DIS/SIR and originals on the package:

    • An inventory list with estimated values with the reason for importation (holidays, move, relocation)
    • A confirmation that the goods are older than 6 months and that they are intended for personal use only
    • A photocopy of passport or ID card

    Any items intended for any other use, such as wholesale or retail sales, business purposes, or for distribution are not considered personal effects and cannot be shipped on this basis.

    Excisable goods (for example, perfume, alcoholic drinks, tobacco), medicine and perishable food can not be cleared as personal effects.

    Personal effects shipments are not allowed in combination with Return Services.

    Products made in Iran are prohibited in our service due to a current embargo.
    Tobacco product imports are prohibited.

    NOTE: Information provided by UPS is provided AS IS, may not be current, and does not constitute legal advice. In no event shall UPS be liable for any errors in the information, forms or features made available by UPS, or by any third party site linked to from UPS. Selection and completion of proper forms for any given shipment is the sole responsibility of the shipper. All shipments are subject to the UPS Terms and Conditions of Service in effect at the time of shipping for the country or territory of origin.
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