Activities during the year 2020

Due to the covid 19 pandemic, our Chamber organized and participated in on-line events, as the international context in 2020 did not allow for face-to-face events.

Europe in 2021 , December 14, 2020

Our Chamber participated in the first webinar organized by the Association of International Chambers of Commerce (AICC) of which our chamber is a founding member. The event was an opportunity for 6 leaders from different sectors to present their expectations for the future development of the European economy.

The sectors covered were economy, environment and sustainability, food, health care, educational technology, and travel.

The event attracted nearly 350 participants, including several of our members.

Introduction of VAT in Oman , December 16, 2020

In cooperation with Ernst & Yong, our Chamber organized a webcast presenting the introduction of VAT in the Sultanate of Oman. During the virtual event, three experts from EY presented their views on different topics:

* Oman’s changing tax landscape.

* VAT update: new rules and what business need do to prepare for the implementation.

* Swiss perspective: how it works for Swiss companies operating in Oman, including the use of free trade agreements, the business model and compliance requirements.

The event attracted close to 60 participants, including many of our members, who are active on, or interested in, the Omani market.