Ministerial Decision

Ministry of Labour: Ministerial Decision 9/2021 on Regulating the Practice of the Vehicle Driving Profession

2021/9 9/2021


Based on the Labour Law promulgated by Royal Decree 35/2003,

and Royal Decree 89/2020 Establishing the Ministry of Labour, Determining Its Competences, and Adopting Its Organisational Structure,

and in pursuance of public interest,

it is hereby decided

Article I

The practice of the vehicle driving profession—of any kind—in the following works is limited to Omanis:

1. Transport of fuel.

2. Transport of agricultural materials.

3. Transport of foodstuffs.

It is permitted to authorise the recruitment of 1 (one) non-Omani manpower for the activities stipulated in clauses 2 and 3 of this article as a goods distributor for small and medium enterprises owned by Omani employers who manage it full-time and who are registered with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority and insured with the Public Authority for Social Insurance, provided that the vehicle is commercial and registered in the name of the enterprise.

Article II

All that is contrary to this decision, or in conflict with its provisions, is hereby repealed.

Article III

This decision shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force after 6 (six) months from the date of its publication.

Issued on: 6 Jumada Al-Thani 1442
Corresponding to: 20 January 2021

Dr Mahad bin Said bin Ali Baowain
Minister of Labour

Published in Official Gazette 1376 issued on 24 January 2021.