New import-export rules for goods at Muscat Airport
February 15, 2020 | 8:25 PM
by Times News Service
All goods exported from the country will now be subject to new regulations that meet the health requirements, and food safety standards of consumers.

Muscat: All goods that are imported into and exported from Oman will now be subject to new regulations that meet the health requirements, specification standards and food safety standards of consumers.

A statement from Muscat Municipality said, “In order to discuss challenges in the health monitoring sector, and to facilitate procedures among the competent authorities, Muscat Municipality met with the authorities operating at the Muscat International Airport that are concerned with the work of shipping imported and exported materials, to ensure they meet the needs of health requirements, approved standard specifications, and safety of foodstuff for the consumer.”

Cargo services will provide a number of facilities to ensure the quality and integrity of these goods are met. These include 24-hour services for import and export cargo, an automated cargo system for documentation, warehousing, exports cargo acceptance and imports cargo delivery purposes, and a round-the-clock break-down and build-up of cargo and mail.

In addition, the cargo terminals at both Muscat International Airport and Salalah International Airport include cold-storage and freezer-storage facilities, a storage for dangerous and hazardous cargo, separate storage facilities for newspapers, diplomatic and postal mails, electronic weighing scales for accurate calculations of weight capacities, cargo x-raying for safety and security purposes, under strict supervision of airport security, road feeder service to various airlines, and Freight Status Updates (FSU) messaging requirements for airlines.

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