Viewing cable 05MUSCAT112
Title: OMAN: COMMENTS ON U.S. MARKET ACCESS PRIORITIES

IdentifierCreatedReleasedClassificationOrigin
05MUSCAT1122005-01-18 12:02:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Muscat
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UNCLAS MUSCAT 000112 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR EB/TPP, NEA/ARPI 
STATE PLEASE PASS USTR/CHARLES HOOKER 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ETRD EINV BEXP MU
SUBJECT: OMAN: COMMENTS ON U.S. MARKET ACCESS PRIORITIES 
 
REF: SECSTATE 270998 
 
¶1. Per reftel instructions, this cable outlines the Embassy's 
assessment of market access priorities for U.S. service 
suppliers in Oman. 
 
¶2. U.S. Market Access Priority by Sector (ranked from 1 to 5, 
with 1 as the highest priority and 5 as the lowest) and by 
informal ranking of relative market openness (high, medium, 
or low). 
 
Legal services: 2 / medium 
Accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services: 2 / medium 
Taxation services: 5 / medium 
Architectural services: 3 / low 
Engineering and integrated engineering services: 2 / high 
Urban planning and landscape architectural services: 3 / 
medium 
Computer and related services: 1 / high 
Research and development services: 4 / high 
Real estate services: 3 / medium 
Rental/leasing services: 3 / medium 
Advertising services: 4 / medium 
Market research and public opinion, polling services: 4 / low 
Management consulting services: 2 / medium 
Technical testing and analysis services (including energy 
related testing services): 2 / high 
Services incidental to agriculture, hunting and forestry, and 
fishing: 2 / high 
Services incidental to mining: 1 / high 
Energy services (including land site preparation, drilling 
and plugging): 1 / high 
Services incidental to energy distribution: 2 / medium 
Placement and supply services of personnel: 4 / medium 
Investigation and security: 4 / medium 
Related scientific and technical consulting services: 3 / 
medium 
Maintenance and repair of equipment: 3 / high 
Building-cleaning services: 5 / medium 
Photographic services: 3 / medium 
Packaging services: 3 / medium 
Printing and publishing: 2 / medium 
Convention services: 2 / medium 
Courier services (express delivery): 2 / high 
Telecommunication services: 1 / medium 
Audiovisual services: 2 / medium 
Construction and related engineering: 1 / high 
Distribution services, including: commission agents' 
services, wholesale trade services, retailing services, and 
franchising: 3 / high 
Educational services, including: higher education services, 
adult education (i.e., testing and computer or language 
training): 1 / medium 
Environmental services (wastewater treatment, sanitation, 
protection of ambient air and climate, remediation and clean 
up, noise and vibration abatement, and biodiversity 
protection): 1 / high 
Insurance services: 2 / medium 
Banking and other financial services including securities: 2 
/ high 
Tourism and travel-related services, including: hotels and 
restaurants, catering, travel agencies and tour operators 
services, and tourist guides services: 2 / high 
Recreation and sporting services (other than audiovisual 
services), including: entertainment services (including 
theater, live bands and circus services), news agency 
services; libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural 
services; sporting and other recreational services: 4 / 
medium 
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