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Romania – Customs and Import duty tax calculation method

Customs Duties or Import duty and taxes will be pending and need to be cleared while importing goods into Romania from outside of the EU Either by a private individual or a commercial entity.

The valuation method is CIF.

  • The sum of the value of the imported goods and the cost of shipping and insurance.

Below is the Duty and Sales tax for Romania :

Duty Rates Average Duty Rate Sales Tax(GST) or VAT Threshold on goods
0% to 48.5% 20% ST=5% to 20%
VAT = ST * (CIF + Duty)
No duty if the product value (excluding shipping and insurance) cost won’t exceed €150 and No VAT if the FOB value(check Overview for FOB value) does not exceed €10


  • Electronic goods such as Laptops, CellPhones, Digital cameras and Video Game instruments are duty free.
  • Duty in Romania varies from one country to another even for the same product. For example, Bicycles made in China carry an additional (anti dumping) duty of 48.5%.
  • VAT is 5% to 9% for goods like Newspapers and magazines and some goods are exempt from VAT like books, children dresses and children shoes.
  • Duty ranges are 0% (for example books) and 17% (for example Wellington shoes) generally.
  • VAT is calculated on the value of the goods,international shipping costs, insurance and any import duty due.

Extra taxes and customs fees while importing

  • The excise duty rate for ethyl alcohol is RON 4,738.01/hectolitre of pure alcohol.
  • The excise duty level for fermented still beverages, other than beer and wines, is set at RON 47.38/hectolitre of product, while the excise duty level for apple and pear cider and mead is nil.
  • The excise duty level for intermediary products is set at RON 781.77/hectolitre of product, and the level for beer is set at RON 3.90/hectolitre/1 Plato degree.
  • The current levels of excise duties on gasoline and diesel are RON 2,035.40/1,000 litres and RON 1,897.08/1,000 litres, respectively.
  • Excise duty is applicable for particular goods(ex : alcohol and tobacco products) and please refer detailed information of excise duty for European counries here
  • Additional fees can be applied in order to cover the expense of performing any required testing of the imported goods.