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Important information to consider when shipping parcels to Romania
Romania located in southeastern Europe borders with Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova and has a tourism industry that continues to grow, so the volume of parcel shipping to Romania is ever increasing. It is the largest country of the Balkans and most of its imports originate from Germany, Hungary, and Italy. In addition to this, Romania has seen many of its inhabitants spread out all across Europe in order to work and earn more money, which in turn also increases the volumes of goods being sent back to places such as Bucharest, Timisoara, Iasi, Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, and Constanta. Bucharest is the sixth largest city in Europe, and Romania is, in fact, the seventh most populated country in Europe.
eCommerce, as it has done across Europe, has increased significantly in recent times, it's value reportedly exceeded €1.4 billion in 2015, up from just €600 million in 2013, which is still just 2.2% to 2.5% of total retail spend, showing huge potential for this market to develop. The Parcel Monkey Global Shipping Marketplace can provide you with a whole range of international shipping rates to send a parcel to Romania, as we have created a platform where you can obtain quotes from multiple carriers, all in one place. With a population of 20.1 million and the number of internet users now at just shy of 10 million, there is more chance than ever that you may soon be sending a parcel to Romania. About 8 out of 10 online shoppers live in urban areas and cities, so transportation links will ensure a reasonable delivery time.
Customs advice for shipping to Romania
When sending parcels to Romania from another EU state then it may not be necessary to provide customs information unless shipping a restricted item. Certificate of origin is required for the clearance of textures, declaration of conformity for a variety of items. Permits and licenses - some items will require accurate documentation for import clearance. The gift value for items sent from companies and individuals to other individuals is 45 euros. Above this limit, duties may be charged. You will need to attach one original and two copies of invoices that will need to be in Romanian.
The consignee's telephone number will be required on the invoice for items over 10 Euros. The descriptions of items listed on the invoices must be specific such as- remote controlled car and not generic such as 'electronic'.Electronic cigarettes can only be shipped to Romania with an ISC contract. There are special conditions relating to plastic kitchenware. Products made in Iran are prohibited. You cannot ship seeds into Romania without a Phytosanitary Certificate.