Romania - Country Commercial Guide
Import Tariffs

Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.

Last published date: 2021-10-01

Since January 1st, 2007, when Romania became an EU member state, it has applied the common EU tariff system. U.S. exporters should consult “The Integrated Tariff of the Community,” referred to as TARIC (Tarif Intégré de la Communauté), to identify the various rules which apply to specific products being imported into the customs territory of the EU. To determine if a license is required for a particular product, check the TARIC.

The TARIC can be searched by country of origin, Harmonized System (HS) Code, and product description on the interactive website of the Directorate-General for Taxation and the Customs Union. The online TARIC is updated daily.

The U.S. and the EC are signatories to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), which grants access to most public supplies and services and some work contracts published by national procurement authorities of the countries that are parties to the Agreement. In practice, this means that U.S.-based companies are eligible to bid on supplies and services contracts from European public contracting authorities above the agreed thresholds.

For more information, visit the websites of: European Commission, Romania’s National Agency for Public Procurement (http://anap.gov.ro/web/en/home-2/) & Romania’s Electronic System of Public Procurement

Certain products are subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duty measures when imported into the EU, as follows (HS codes mean the six-digit codes in the Nomenclature to the Harmonized System):

HS codes

Type of charges applicable upon import into the EU of U.S. originating products (AD = antidumping charges, C = countervailing charge)

1516 20

1518 00

2207 10

2207 20

2208 90

2210 12

3814 00

3820 00

3824 99

AD & C

C

AD

AD

AD

AD

AD

AD

AD

To report existing or new trade barriers and get assistance in removing them, contact either the TANC or the U.S. Mission to the European Union.