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MoCIIP, ITHCA Group sign deal to relocate and host Oman Business Platform

29 May 2024

Muscat – On the sidelines of COMEX 2024, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP) signed an agreement on Wednesday with ITHCA Group to relocate and host the Oman Business Platform (OBP) in the cloud service.

The move aims to establish a competitive business environment and provide integrated services to operate alongside the smart government scheme.

The agreement was signed by H E Dr Saleh Said Masan, Undersecretary of Commerce and Industry at MoCIIP, and Said bin Abdullah al Mandhari, CEO of ITHCA Group.

The ministry also signed an agreement with ITHCA Group to conduct a consultative study on the business environment in Oman and outline a roadmap for digital transition at the Directorate General of Standards and Metrology.

The Oman Business Platform represents an exemplary government model in utilising prominent international practices and standards to develop a digitally innovative business environment that motivates users through a set of electronic services.

The services offered via the Oman Business Platform cover the entire lifecycle of a company, from inception to the licensing of its activities.

Through the Oman Business Platform, MoCIIP seeks to direct investors to a single platform and provide self-service options for starting any business.

The ministry also announced a Certificate of Origin Service and a New License Request Service through the OBP application for smartphones. The app supports the ‘Know Your Customer’ feature and offers top-rated services such as starting a business, initiating a commercial register, searching for commercial registers, an investment guide, and options to follow up on the progress of applications.

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