06 November 2023

OPAZ reviewed the consultancy results for the Cargo Tracking System Project to enhance the smooth flow of goods and facilitate customs procedures.

OPAZ reviewed the consultancy results for the Cargo Tracking System Project to enhance the smooth flow of goods and facilitate customs procedures.

Muscat, 6 November 2023


The Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ) has reviewed a consultancy study that aims to improve the tracking of goods and shipments, as well as customs clearance procedures in the special economic zones, free zones, and industrial cities in Oman. The study aims to put into practice advanced digital solutions that will enhance the smooth management of goods movement and customs clearance in these areas. These solutions will be in line with international best practices and procedures and will comply with globally recognized process manuals.

The review workshop was attended by His Excellency Eng. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Deeb, OPAZ Deputy Chairman, as well as representatives from the Directorate General of Customs, Royal Oman Police, and the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology. Additionally, officials from the zones supervised by the Authority were present at the workshop.  

The workshop focused on reviewing the current procedures for the movement of goods and shipments.  The proposed modern procedures for managing shipping and customs procedures in the zones supervised by the Authority were also discussed. The evaluation of these procedures identified the accompanying challenges, and solutions were devised to improve the efficiency of goods transportation between customs ports and zones supervised by the Authority. These solutions aim to reduce the financial and administrative burdens associated with traditional means, control the customs movement of goods between different regions in the Sultanate, and create a strong database that enables competent authorities to know the volume of trade exchange. 

OPAZ conducted a consultancy study in collaboration with Crimson Logic to document the existing procedures for managing and shipping goods. The objective of the study was to streamline the movement of goods while maintaining proper control. Additionally, it aimed to integrate with national digital platforms to maximize their utilization. The study involved conducting visits to various regions, holding coordination meetings with relevant authorities including the General Administration of Customs at the Royal Oman Police, and reviewing customs procedures and regulations. The Authority will now finalize the requirements with the relevant authorities to implement the project..

OPAZ is currently prioritizing its digital transformation initiative and efforts to enhance the investment climate. The ultimate goal is to establish the zones under its management as the primary destinations for investment. To achieve this, OPAZ is working on organizing and developing the areas under its supervision while simultaneously establishing an attractive and sustainable investment environment.

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