Jan 17, 2018

Oman Ambassador to meet local businessmen

Oman Ambassador to Sri Lanka Al-Sheikh Jumah Hamdan Al-Shehhi, will be the Special Guest Speaker in “Meet the Ambassador’ program on “Bilateral Trade Between Sri Lanka & Oman ” on Tuesday 30 January 2018 at the National Chamber of Commerce, from 3.00 p.m to 4.30 p.m, No 450 D R Wijewardene Mawatha Colombo 10. 

The participants will get an opportunity to have a close dialogue with the Ambassador and other officials of the embassy and get information on trade matters concerning Oman and services available for Sri Lankans from officials of the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman.

One of the fast growing free ports in the world, Oman is interested in tea and offers zero custom duties, tax exemptions & other benefits, according to a visiting Foreign Ministry official from Oman recently.

Therefore vast amount of space is available for Sri Lankan exporters too, the Omani officials said.

Oman is the 59th largest export economy in the world and 13th export destination among the Middle East countries to Sri Lanka. Total trade between Oman and Sri Lanka was $ 45 million in 2016, the value of exports was $ 7 million and imports being $ 38 million.

Exports from Sri Lanka to Oman: desiccated coconut, tea, fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, processed food, etc.

Imports from Oman to Sri Lanka: petroleum products, light oils, polymers, unwrought aluminum and amino resins.