The working team tasked with following up economic aspects of developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic held a meeting on Wednesday under the chairmanship of H E Eng Ahmed bin Hassan al Dheeb, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The meeting was attended by Rashid bin Amir al Muselhi, deputy chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) for Administrative and Financial Affairs. The meeting discussed key requirements to enhance capacities for storing consumer items and goods sought by parties operating in direct import of such items via land, sea and air ports. The meeting looked into further procedures to augment the rate of direct import in light of new decisions that might be taken by the Supreme Committee on dealing with COVID-19.
It was attended by officials representing the Directorate General of Customs at ROP, Oman Air, Asyad Group, Public Authority for Stores and Food Reserve and the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, as well as OCCI and owners of companies supplying consumer items.