Oman appears set to join the World Trade Organization shortly, a step which would remove its trade barriers. Earlier this year, Omani officials announced that the main obstacles to WTO membership had been eliminated and that pending secondary issues would soon be resolved. As part of its efforts to achieve WTO accession, Oman has signed bilateral trade pacts with the United States, the European Union, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Mexico and India.
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