January 2017 Report

His Majesty issued 8 royal decrees this month. The subjects of these royal decrees can be summarised as follows:

Annual Budget
The annual government budget was issued as usual on the first day of the year and can be viewed in full here.

Ratifications of International Instruments
Oman joined several international, regional, and bilateral agreements this month. These covered ratifying the agreement on the constitution of the GCC Economic Judicial Authoritythe Grains Trade Convention, an agreement with the UAE on cooperation in civil defence, an agreement with Hungary on the avoidance of double taxation, and an agreement with Tunisia on visa exemption for diplomatic, special, and service passports.

Government Restructuring
The regulations of the Public Authority for Stores and Food Reserve were issued this month.

Official Appointments
A royal decree was issued to appoint non-resident ambassadors to Uganda, Rwanda, Singapore, Afghanistan, Seychelles, Zimbabwe, and Angola.

Website progress update
Currently, there are 4,096 royal decrees available on Qanoon.om, the number of them available in full text format increased from 890 to 1000 in January.