Muscat: The Ministry of Labour has issued a decision to reserve a number of professions in the private sector, including finance and accounting professions for Omani nationals only.
Decision 8/2021 regulates the practice of some professions and activities, stipulating as follows:
1- Financial and administrative professions in insurance companies and companies operating in insurance brokerage activities.
2- The professions of selling, accounting, money exchange, administration and arranging goods in the shops operating in malls.
3- Account auditing professions in car agencies.
4- All professions selling new and used vehicles.
5- All accounting professions in the activities of selling new and used vehicles in car agencies.
6- The activity of selling spare parts for new vehicles affiliated with cars agencies.
The second article of the decision states: “Non-Omani workforce licenses and work practice licenses issued for the professions and activities specified in Article One shall be valid until their expiry date."
The ministry added: "The decision shall take effect 6 months after the date of publication of the decision on January 20, 2021."
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