U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement
Market Access Results
Electronics and Instrumentation
Trade and Tariffs
This sector includes various electrical and electronic products, including batteries, power
distribution equipment, and some consumer electronics. Electronics and instrumentations
accounted for a little over 1 percent of total U.S. non-textile industrial good exports to Oman in
2003, totaling $3.8 million. The top three products, parts for microphones, AC motors, and
accumulators for starting piston engines accounted for 27 percent of U.S. exports in this sector
with trade totaling $1.03 million.
Oman applies a 5 percent tariff on all electronics and instrumentation imports.
Oman did not export any electronics and instrumentation products to the United States in 2003.
The United States applies tariffs from 0 to 15 percent on electronics and instrumentation
products, with an average of 2.46 percent.
The U.S.-Oman FTA will eliminate all industrial tariffs in the United States and Oman within 10
years of implementation. Tariffs will be phased out according to three tariff elimination
categories: 1) immediate elimination, 2) equal cuts over 5 years, and 3) equal cuts over 10 years.
Currently, 35 percent of electronics and instrumentation products enter the United States duty-
free. Upon implementation of the agreement 97 percent will receive immediate duty-free
treatment. Tariffs on cathode ray tube and high-definition televisions will be phased out over the
course of ten years.
Oman applies a 5 percent tariff on 100 percent of all imports of electronics and instrumentations
from the United States. Upon implementation of the agreement, 100 percent will receive
immediate duty-free treatment.
Prepared by the International Trade Administration
Manufacturing and Services
Office of Trade Policy Analysis