Export to Oman: where to start?
Oman is a country with 3.4 million inhabitants who have in general a high spending power. The capital is Masqat, where most of the economic action is concentrated.
Most goods destined for the Omani market enter through the Port of Sohar, Oman’s import/export hub, two hours from Muscat. Muscat’s Sultan Qaboos Port used to handle most of Oman’s market goods, but is transitioning to a port for cruise ship vessels and tourism. A well-developed road infrastructure links almost all points in the country.
How to find your agent or distributor?
In terms of retail you will find many hypermarkets, supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores and mini-marts across UAE and Oman. These include Carrefour, Spinney’s, Lulu, Union Co-op, Choithrams, Al Maya, ENOC/EPPCO, Emarat and many more. Convenience stores are on a rise with people preferring to do their groceries from their neighbourhood stores.
Alliance experts can find the right agent or distributor within 6 to 8 weeks
Alliance experts helps companies with entering new markets profitably. In the Middle East we work from Saudi Arabia and the Palestine territory with experienced business development specialists.
We have a clear and structured approach to find the best partner
We first want to know what kind of partner you are looking for. Based on your information, we make a long-list of 15-20 potential partners that fit your description. After your approval we find the right decision maker, approach him or her personally and share your business profile with them. This mostly leads to 3-5 companies who are suitable as your partner and interested in working with you. Once we have found these companies, we plan your meetings and accompany you during the first visits.