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Moving to Romania from the US

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Romania, one of the key trade and economic partners among Balkan countries, holds significant potential for Americans. According to the ONRC, trade between the United States and Romania nearly reached 1 billion by the end of March 2021. Currently, there are 8,075 active American companies in Romania, with a total value of 1.22 billion euros as of June 2021. It is no surprise that an increasing number of US citizens choose to make Romania their new home, whether it be for work, business opportunities, or other reasons.

When it comes to your move to Romania, you deserve an international household mover that can ensure a smooth and successful transition.

At SDC International Shipping, we specialize in efficiently and securely shipping your household items and vehicles to Romania. With our expertise and dedicated team, you can trust us to handle your move with the utmost care and professionalism. To receive an accurate shipping cost estimate, simply fill out our convenient quote form or contact our friendly customer service representatives. We are available to answer any questions and provide personalized assistance throughout the moving process.

Make your move to Romania a seamless experience with SDC International Shipping, your trusted international household mover.

International Transportation Modes: Effortless Shipping to Romania

Shipping household belongings internationally requires careful consideration of various factors. At SDC International Shipping, we provide a comprehensive service where our skilled logistic specialists determine the optimal shipping option and transportation mode for your specific needs. Our goal is to deliver your belongings to any location worldwide in the shortest possible time.

Our robust logistic scheme allows us to handle any complexities that may arise during the moving process. This is why moving to Romania with us is easy and hassle-free.

SDC International Shipping offers the following modes of transportation:


For urgent shipments, we offer air freight services. This option ensures the swift delivery of your personal effects within 2-3 days. Depending on the volume of your goods, we will either ship them in a Full Container Load (FCL) or a Less than Container Load (LCL) for smaller cargo.

Ocean freight 

Ocean freight is a preferred option for many clients moving to Romania due to its affordability. Like air freight, we offer both Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than Container Load (LCL) options based on the volume of your goods. The shipping timeframe to Romania typically ranges from 3-4 weeks.

Constanta Port in Romania 

When shipping general cargo and vehicles to Romania, the primary seaport we utilize is Constanta. Located on the western coast of the Black Sea, Constanta Port is the country’s premier seaport.

What Our Services Include: Effortless International Shipping of Personal Belongings

International shipping of personal belongings assumes moving abroad furniture, décor, technical equipment, books, clothes, etc. 

Our comprehensive services include: 

Packing: Our professional packing service provides convenience and practicality. We carefully pack and secure your belongings, ensuring their safe transit. Additionally, proper packing techniques are employed to protect fragile items, giving you peace of mind.

Pickup Service: We offer a convenient pickup service from your home to one of our secure warehouses. Our dedicated team will handle the logistics, transportation, and loading of your belongings, ensuring a smooth transition.

Customs Documentation: Dealing with customs paperwork can be overwhelming. That’s why we are here to assist you. Our experienced team will guide you through the process and help you collect the necessary documents required to import your cargo. We stay up to date with the latest customs regulations to ensure compliance and a seamless clearance process.

With our comprehensive services, you can trust us to handle every aspect of your international move, from packing and pickup to customs documentation.

How To Describe Your Goods for Shipping

When shipping your belongings, it is important to provide a complete and accurate description of your goods. This information is essential for the accompanying documents, such as the Bill of Lading, which contains details about your shipment, including the number of items, value, and final destination. To ensure a comprehensive description, follow this guide:

  1. Furniture: Include the material from which each piece of furniture is made. For example, specify if it is made of wood, leather, or fabric.

  2. Appliances: List the brand, model, and serial number of each appliance being shipped. This provides important information for customs clearance and tracking purposes.

  3. Kitchenware: Mention both the material and type of kitchenware items you are shipping. For example, specify if it is stainless steel cookware, ceramic dinnerware, or glassware.

  4. Interior Items: This category encompasses various interior items such as rugs, curtains, lamps, and decorative items. Provide a brief description of each item to ensure accurate documentation.

  5. Artwork: When shipping artwork, provide the name of the piece, the artist, and the year it was created. This information is crucial for customs and insurance purposes.

  6. Clothing and Shoes: Categorize clothing items by gender (men, women, and children) and provide a general overview of the types of clothing being shipped. Similarly, list shoes under their respective categories and provide an estimated quantity.

By following this guide and providing detailed descriptions of your goods, you ensure proper documentation for your shipment and facilitate a smooth customs clearance process.

The Types of Household Items We Can Ship to Romania

At SDC International Shipping, we have the expertise to move a wide range of household items to Romania. You can trust us to handle the safe and efficient transportation of the following items:

  • TVs and monitors
  • Appliances and electronics
  • Clothes, shoes, and home textiles
  • Furniture and interior items
  • Dishes and utensils
  • Lamps and mirrors
  • Sports equipment and fitness gear
  • Musical instruments
  • Bikes and scooters
  • Gardening and construction tools
  • Artwork
  • Libraries
  • Toys

We understand that each item holds value and importance to you. Rest assured that our team is experienced in packing and handling these items with care to ensure their safe arrival at your new home in Romania.

Additionally, if you have owned these household belongings for at least six months, there is no need to worry about paying duties and taxes upon importation. You can enjoy a seamless process as we facilitate the smooth customs clearance of your belongings.

Moving a Car to Romania: Simplified Process

Moving a car to Romania is a straightforward process, with some specific requirements to ensure compliance with EU technical regulations. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Vehicle Registration: Before shipping, you must register your car under either the Euro 3 or Euro 1 category. This classification is based on emission standards, and vehicles falling under Euro 1 may require a higher registration fee.

  2. Customs Clearance Documentation: When importing your car through Customs, you will need to be present during the clearance process and provide the following original documents:

    • Title and registration documents
    • Proof of insurance
    • License and plate certificates
    • Your identification documents
    • Engine and chassis numbers

    Please note that copies of these documents will not be accepted. It is important to have the original versions.

  3. Duties and VAT: When importing your car to Romania, you will be required to pay applicable duties and value-added tax (VAT) based on the vehicle’s value.

  4. International Vehicle Shipping Methods: When shipping your car to Romania, you have two main options:

    a. Container Shipping: Your vehicle can be placed inside a container along with other belongings for added protection during transit.

    b. RoRo Shipping: With Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) shipping, your vehicle will be driven onto a specially designed vessel and shipped alongside other vehicles. This option requires that your car be able to be driven onto and off the vessel. Read more –

By providing these details and options, we ensure a simplified process for moving your car to Romania, adhering to EU regulations, and providing professional assistance throughout the journey.

The Types of Vehicles We Can Ship to Romania

We have the expertise and capabilities to transport various types of vehicles to Romania. We can handle the shipment of the following vehicles:

  • Cars
  • Vans
  • Recreational vehicles (RVs)
  • Trucks
  • Trailers
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats

Whether you need to transport a small or large vehicle, we offer flexible solutions to accommodate your needs. We can ship vehicles in containers for added security and protection or utilize Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) shipping for simpler transportation. Our streamlined processes ensure that your vehicle is handled with care and that the shipping process is efficient and hassle-free.

Rest assured that our experienced team will guide you through the necessary documentation and logistics, making the transportation of your vehicle to Romania a smooth and reliable experience.

International Transit Insurance: Protecting Your Belongings Being Transported to Romania

We understand the importance of safeguarding your household items and vehicles throughout the entire shipping process to Romania. That’s why we offer comprehensive international moving insurance coverage.

Our insurance coverage extends to transportation by air and sea, ensuring that your belongings are protected from origin to destination. The terms of the insurance contract will be tailored to suit the nature and volume of your shipment.

Covered Risks 

Our insurance coverage provides protection in the event of loss or damage to the entire or part of the insured cargo. You will have the option to choose from various plans, including:

  • All-risk insurance
  • Named perils insurance
  • Force majeure insurance
  • Agreed value insurance

Standard coverage includes losses resulting from fire, explosion, lightning strike, traffic accidents, cargo handling incidents, natural disasters, theft, robbery, and other risks.


Insurance Duration

The insurance contract can cover different periods:

  • From loading until the completion of unloading at the destination or any other specified insurance period.
  • Temporary storage of cargo before, after, and between stages of transportation can also be included in the insurance coverage.

By offering comprehensive international transit insurance, we prioritize the protection of your belongings during the complete shipping journey to Romania.


Additional Considerations When Moving to Romania

When planning your move to Romania, there are several important details to keep in mind. We share them here to help you prepare for a smooth transition:

  • Apartment Sizes: Be aware that apartments in Romania are typically smaller in comparison to those in the USA. Consider this when deciding which items to bring or how to arrange your belongings.

  • Voltage Differences: Romania uses different voltages than the USA. Take this into account when bringing your appliances and electronics. While most American electronics will work in Romania, it’s still recommended to check compatibility or use voltage converters when necessary. Additionally, make sure to bring adapters to accommodate the different plug types.

  • Value-Added Tax: Keep in mind that the value-added tax (VAT) for new household items in Romania is 22%. Factor this into your budget if you plan to make significant purchases for your new home.

  • EORI Number: To clear your shipment from Customs, you will need an Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification (EORI) number. Ensure that you obtain this number before the clearance process.

  • Clearance Process: It is necessary for you to be present in Romania during the clearance process. Make the appropriate arrangements to ensure you are available during this time.

  • Pet Considerations: If you plan to bring a pet with you to Romania, ensure that it is properly vaccinated, has a valid health certificate, and can be identified with a tattoo or microchip. Familiarize yourself with any additional requirements for importing pets into Romania to ensure a smooth transition for your furry companion.

For more detailed information regarding moving to Romania, we recommend visiting the official website of the Romanian government.


How International Moving is Organized: A Hassle-Free Experience

We Offer a Wide Range of Opportunities for Hassle-Free Delivery

SDC International Shipping provides a wide range of opportunities to ensure a seamless and hassle-free delivery of goods, regardless of scale or complexity. When you choose our services, you can expect the following:

  • Selection of Optimal Transportation Mode: Based on the volume and weight of your shipment, our experts will assist you in selecting the optimal transportation mode. This includes choosing the appropriate container size (20ft or 40ft) to accommodate your belongings.

  • Container Delivery: We offer container delivery services that can be conveniently delivered right to your home or near your house, depending on availability and local logistics.

  • Packing: Our professional team takes great care in packing your belongings. Items prone to damage are placed in sturdy wooden crates, and the entire load is securely secured with straps. Fragile items receive additional protection through careful wrapping in protective packaging.

  • Home-to-Port Delivery: We take care of the transportation of your goods from your home to the designated port, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.

  • Arrangement of Loading/Unloading: Our skilled team handles the loading and unloading of your belongings, ensuring proper handling and secure placement in the container.

  • Customs Clearance: We provide comprehensive customs clearance services, including the handling of special cargo. Whether it’s certain types of equipment, artworks, accessories, or items representing cultural heritage, we have the expertise to navigate the customs clearance process efficiently.

  • Port-to-Door Delivery: After your shipment arrives at the destination port, we arrange for the transportation of your goods from the port to your new home, providing a complete port-to-door delivery service.

With SDC International Shipping, you can be confident in the smooth and safe transportation of your personal belongings. We adhere to European quality standards and provide a personalized approach to each client. This ensures that the safety and prompt delivery of your goods are guaranteed, in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

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