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Oman to launch unified system for OSS in all economic and free zones

6 Sep 2020

Oman’s Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ) is gearing up to implement a unified system for the one-stop-shop (OSS) in all the special economic zones and free zones as an implementation of the Royal Decree No (105/2020) to establish the Authority. 

The Royal Decree stipulates that the Authority’s competences include implementing the one-stop-shop system in the special economic zones and free zones. 

OPAZ aims to put in place this unified system for the one-stop-shop in all its special economic and free zones in Duqm, Sohar, Salalah and Al Mazunah. In this regard, H E Eng Ahmed bin Hassan al Deeb, deputy chairman of the Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones and Saleh bin Hamood al Hasni, paid a visit, on Sunday to Salalah Free Zone, a press statement said. 

They discussed the relevant procedures for implementing a one-stop-shop in Salalah Free Zone, reflecting the experience of the one-stop-shop in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm. During the visit, Hasni presented the different services provided by the one-stop-shop for investors, companies and the techniques used through which the applications and transactions are processed.  

Post visiting the free zones in Salalah, Al Mazunah, Sohar and the Special Economic Zone at Duqm, the concerned team will develop a strategy for implementing and streamlining the systems used in order to build a unified system that will be applied in all these zones.  

OPAZ was established as per the provision of the Royal Decree No 105/2020 issued on August 18, 2020. OPAZ will oversee the Special Economic Zone at Duqm, free zones in Sohar, Salalah and Al Mazuna and any other special economic zone or free zone in the sultanate.

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