Romania dependents on imports and export demand, particularly for machinery and equipment and fuels and minerals and Canadian companies are filling this demand. Canada’s established trade and investment relationship with Romania has been strengthened by the Canadian European Free Trade agreement, CETA.

Since becoming effective in 2017, CETA is credited with growing Canadian exports to Romania (versus the pre-CETA period) by over 30%.

 

Jet Worldwide provides low cost parcel delivery options from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and all Canada to Romania.

 

In this blog, we review:

  • Carrier shipping options to Romania from Canada
  • Romanian Customs clearance processes
  • European EU Canada CETA duty free shipping from Canada

Canada Post International Parcel Shipping Alternative ROMANIA: COVID 19 UPDATE

Canada Post disruptions for international parcel delivery are resulting in many inquiries for parcel shipping Romania from Canada.

Parcel Shipping Options 

Shipping to Romania from Canada

Shipping packages to Romania via Canada Post

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Canada Post offers low cost delivery for individuals shipping small packages to Romania and all of Romania. Packages sent via Canada Post are imported to Romania and delivered by Posta Romana (the state owned provider of postal services in Romania).

Canada Post International Small Packet Surface Service to Romania offers the lowest cost for shipping packages under 2 kg:

  • Canada Post International Small Packet Surface
  • Canada Post International Small Packet Air

Shipping to Romania from Canada Post parcel options

  • Canada Post International Parcel to Romania: Surface
  • Canada Post Xpresspost International to Romania: Delivery within 2 weeks
  • Get a comparison quote for shipping your parcel to Romania

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Shipping packages to Romania via FedEx  and UPS Canada

FedEx and UPS are the largest carriers in North America and offer- along with DHL - dependable international express services from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa and all of Canada to Bucharest and all Romania. TNT Romania is a subsidiary of FedEx.

Fedex and UPS shipping options to Romania include:

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Shipping packages to Romania via Jet Worldwide

Jet Worldwide has been providing international delivery from Canada for over 35 years and offers low cost parcel delivery from Canada to Romania for larger parcels.

Jet Canada provides low cost for heavier parcels sent from Canada to Romania. We offer low cost international delivery from Canada and special services such as dedicated pick up, Canada Address receiving and forwarding.

Special Services: Through our global partners around the world, Jet Worldwide is able to provide unique services

Delivery to Romania via Purolator Courier

Purolator Courier, a subsidiary of Canada Post, offers international parcel delivery from Canada to Romania via partners, such as UPS.


 

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Romania Customs Clearance for Goods shipped from Canada

Romania customs assessed duty and taxes on the CIF value (Cost of the goods being imported plus the cost for transportation and insurance). Romania uses the Harmonized System HS codes to assess the rate of duty.

  • Value added tax (VAT) in Romania is applied for shipments from Canada - even if cleared duty free.

Duty Free Clearance of low value Canadian parcels to Romania

Most packages imported to Romania from an individual in Canada to an individual person in Romania with a value under €22 (around $30 CAD) can be imported duty fee.

Note:  Effective 2021, all shipments to Romania from Canada (and all non EU countries)  will be subject to VAT regardless of value (low value shipments will no longer be exempt from VAT).

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Duty Free Clearance Canadian goods to Romania under CETA

The European Canadian Free Trade agreement allows duty free entry of Canadian goods imported to Romania. In order to qualify for duty free status, the parcel must be accompanied by a certificate of origin and other supporting paperwork.

Regarding duty free eligibility under CETA:
Country origin rules are associated with factors used to determine if the product is eligible for preferential duty free treatment under CETA.
 
The good news for Canadian shippers to Romania  is that CETA rules don’t require a formal certificate in order to obtain tariff benefits. A declaration on the invoice or any other commercial document accompanying the shipment is enough.
 
The CETA country of origin declaration has a specific wording, which is fairly straight forward (check with up to date regulations before shipping).
Required CETA country of origin declaration can include the following:
The CETA origin declaration to Romania from Canada wording must include the following wording. Footnotes are provided for explanation (but do not meant to be included in the required wording). The origin declaration, the text of which is given below, must be completed in accordance with the footnotes (see below).
(Period: from___________ to __________(1))
The exporter of the products covered by this document (customs authorisation No ...(2)) declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of ...(3) preferential origin.
…………………………………………………………….............................................(4) (Place and date)
...……………………………………………………………………..............................(5) (Signature and printed name of the exporter)
___________________
CETA statement of origin Canada to Romania Footnotes
These notes are used to explain the fields required above. They do not have to be included in the actual origin statement.
(1)   When the origin declaration is completed for multiple shipments of identical originating products within the meaning of Article 19.5, indicate the period of time for which the origin declaration will apply. The period of time must not exceed 12 months. All importations of the product must occur within the period indicated. Where a period of time is not applicable, the field can be left blank.
(2)   For EU exporters: When the origin declaration is completed by an approved or registered exporter the exporter's customs authorization or registration number must be included. A customs authorization number is required only if the exporter is an approved exporter. When the origin declaration is not completed by an approved or registered exporter, the words in brackets must be omitted or the space left blank. For Canadian exporters: The exporter's Business Number assigned by the Government of Canada must be included. Where the exporter has not been assigned a business number, the field may be left blank.
(3)   "Canada/EU" means products qualifying as originating under the rules of origin of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. When the origin declaration relates, in whole or in part, to products originating in Ceuta and Melilla, the exporter must clearly indicate the symbol "CM".
(4)   These indications may be omitted if the information is contained on the document itself.
(5)   Article 19.3 provides an exception to the requirement of the exporter's signature. Where the exporter is not required to sign, the exemption of signature also implies the exemption of the name

 

CETA Certificate of Origin to Qualify for duty free clearance in Romania.

Depending on the type of goods, additional documents must also be presented to customs authorities. These may include commercial invoices, transport documents (bills of lading), certificates of origin, import licences, and inspection certificates (such as health, veterinary or plant-health certificates). Information concerning these certificates is provided in Chapter 3: EU Sanitary and Phytosanitary Requirements.

In order to benefit from the CETA when shipping to Romania, preferential tariff or the TRQs, Canadian exporters are required to make an origin declaration.

Among the requirements are for the Canadian company to have a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Business Number. This CBSA Business Number must be indicated as part of the origin declaration.

 

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Written by Timothy Byrnes