Monthly Digest

Decree Monthly Digest – February 2023

Decree Monthly Digest is a summary of the most significant legislation issued in the previous month.

Royal Decrees

Five royal decrees were issued during February. Three involved the appointment of an Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotionnon-resident ambassadors, and Supreme Court judges. Royal Decree 10/2023 was the most significant and it related to the allocation of land for the purpose of renewable energy and clean hydrogen projects, while Royal Decree 12/2023 ratified a joint-committee agreement with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.  

Ministerial Decisions

18 ministerial decisions were published in the Official Gazette during this month, with the most significant ones being CAA’s new Civil Aviation Executive Regulation, MOSD’s NGO Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-terrorist Financing Regulation, MOCII’s National Product Brand Regulation, MTCIT’s amendments of the Executive Regulation of the Law of Carriage by Land, and PASMED’s Riyada Card Regulation.

Blog Updates

Our blog featured this month a commentary article by Yousuf Al-Busaidi titled “Oman Doubles Down on Hydrogen” exploring the ramifications of Royal Decree 10/2022, a guest post by Dr Bader Al-Maskari titled “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Oman: The Significance of the Reciprocity Principle” exploring article 352 of the Civil and Commercial Procedures Law, along with a number of short law updates on MOL’s new job performance measurement system for civil servants, NCSI’s new Statistics and Information Regulation, MOCIIP’s new National Product Brand Regulation, CAA’s new Civil Aviation Executive Regulation, MTCIT’s amendments to the Carriage by Law Regulation, CPA’s amendment to the Executive Regulation of Consumer Protection.