Romania Import Restrictions

In order to enter Romania, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Romania government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Romania, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Romania.

Romania Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Romanian authorities before posting:


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products/skins
  • Antiques
  • Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
  • Catalogues
  • Chemicals, non-hazardous
  • Circuits and circuit board
  • Coffee and coffee samples
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Communications equipment
  • Compact disc and diskettes
  • Computer software, components and parts
  • Cosmetics
  • Cotton seed
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Medicines
  • Electronic equipment
  • Eye glasses and contacts
  • Foodstuffs
  • Fur
  • Grain samples
  • Isonpropanol
  • Jewellery
  • Laser disc
  • Medical/dental supplies and equipment
  • Military equipment
  • Oil products
  • Parts, machine and electric
  • Mobile phones and accessories
  • Personal effects
  • Phones/modems
  • Plants and plant products
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Price lists
  • Radios, radar equipment – transmitters and receivers
  • Seeds
  • Ship spares
  • Soil samples
  • Stone/mineral samples for analysis
  • Subs. cont’g sodium/calc. cyclamate
  • Tapes:Computer
  • Tea
  • Telecomunications equipment
  • Televisions, television equipment
  • Tobacco

EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation requirements

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Romania prohibits:

  • Animal products
  • Beverages and spirits
  • Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
  • Firearms, parts of
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Ivory
  • Inorganic and organic chemicals
  • Machinery
  • Medical samples
  • Mineral fuels
  • Perishables
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Pornography
  • Publications prejudicial to political, social and moral order
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Stamps and philatelic items in postal articles sent to private persons
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts
  • Tobacco
  • Used clothing, shoes and linen, in gift packages
  • Weapons and parts of weapons.