The Sultanate of Oman has introduced duties ranging from OMR10-100/mt ($26-260/mt) for scrap metals exported from the country.
The Omani government, in a public notification this week stated that scrap suppliers would not only have to acquire a license to export scrap metal from the Middle-Eastern nation but would also be subjected to heavy fines in case of violating this rule.
The country imposed the heaviest duties on exports of expired lead batteries, and lead metal derived from the batteries, all alloys, and wires from the battery at OMR100/mt, while the lowest duty of OMR10/mt was levied on exports of electrical transformers and equipment.
Export duty on ferrous, aluminum, copper, tin, and zinc scrap stands at OMR35/mt as does the duty on electronic devices such as metal circuit board and wires.
Any waste material that has no facility for its treatment in Oman will be exempt from export duties, the notification stated.