Romanian border: once in seven days (changes in the rules of border crossing)
Oil, sugar, flour, cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables are some of the items from the list of goods, which will have to be declared in a "Declaration of property of non-commercial nature" and can be imported to Romania once in seven days. This innovation was initiated and meets guidelines for management of information on a particular category of goods imported to Romania by travelers in their personal luggage.
First, according to the Decree № 3387 dd. October 29, 2013, an experiment is conducted at the checkpoint "Sigetu Marmatiei" from 1 to 15 of November 2013. In this experiment, every citizen shall declare the goods they import to the territory of Romania in writing, after that Romanian customs officers check them and the data from the declaration are made into a special database. Any goods from the specified list of goods can be imported no more than once every seven days. If they find a violation on the transportation of the specified goods, the citizens will be brought to justice according to the Romanian legislation.
Citizens can go to Romania every day if the first time they have the list of goods indicated in the declaration, and on other days they have the right to carry other goods that are not covered in the list of those indicated in the declaration. If the citizens go to Romania on foot and do not carry the goods that are listed in the declaration they can inform customs officers about it and go through customs control out of turn. In this case the customs declaration shall not be filled, the Romanian tax authority informed.
Currently, at the checkpoint "Dyakove" about 300 vehicles for personal use per shift cross the border in one direction. After November 15, the flow will reduce by around 70%.
Main Office of the Ministry of Income in Transcarpathian region