The UK currently has over 4,000 registered companies active in Romania, and is currently the country’s tenth highest foreign investor with total investment worth around £4 billion.
Since Romania joined the EU – along with Bulgaria – as part of the 2007 enlargement of the European Union, bilateral trade has grown consistently and reached a record value of £2.6 billion in 2011, with £1.1 billion worth of exports to Romania and £1.5 billion worth of imports.
The UK exported around £16 billion worth of good to Romania in 2013, accounting for just over 2% of Romanian imports.
The UK’s top exports to Romania included:
- machinery and electrical parts
- textiles and clothing
- chemical products
- vehicles, aircraft and transport equipment
- base metals
So if you’re thinking of joining investing in a business opportunity in Romania – or you already have interests over there – you’ll want a simple and cost-effective way to keep in touch with colleagues or clients over there – and a conference call offers exactly that.
Here’s how to set one up needing nothing more than a mobile or landline telephone…
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Romania
Visit ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN and then click on the ‘Invite Participants’ tab to generate an email template into which you should enter the time, date and subject of the conference call you’re setting up.
Choose UK and Romania dial-in codes, click ‘Copy this invitation’, before pasting it into an email and sending it to up to 100 participants.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time colleagues should dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
– UK participants dial 0843 373 0843
– Romania participants dial 031-0808632
– UK mobiles dial 83000
– UK mobiles abroad dial +44 843 373 0999
Your conference call is ready to begin!
Do you need to dial the worldwide dial-in number when organizing an international conference call?
No, the UK participants can simply dial the UK dial-in number or the mobile shortcode when they are in the UK, and our system will automatically match your participants by your PIN.
Where is Romania?
Situated in the southeastern part of Central Europe, Romania is bordered by Hungary to the northwest, Serbia to the southwest, Bulgaria to the south, Ukraine to the east and to the north and the Republic of Moldova to the east. It has a coastline along the Black Sea to the southeast.
What is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on traveling to Romania?
Thousands of UK holidaymakers and business professionals travel to and from Romania each year without any incident, and so the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are not currently issuing any specific travel advice.
But it is worth noting that an increased number of political protests have been reported, generally around the main government building in Bucharest, but other major cities in Romania have also been affected. The FCO advice is to follow local media and avoid demonstrations or other large gatherings.
As for personal security, be as vigilant as you would when traveling to any other country, keeping an eye out for pickpockets, especially gangs that will use children to cause a distraction.
If you’ll be driving in Romania, make sure you have with you all documentation, including your full, valid driving licence, proof of insurance/green card (third party or above), proof of ID (passport) and proof of ownership (V5C Certificate). If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, you may need to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) to be able to drive in Romania and other EU/EEA countries as a visitor.
In short though, you should travel to Romania as you would any other country.
What’s the best time to call Romania from the UK?
It takes around two hours to fly the 1,500 or so miles from London to Bucharest and there is just a two-hour time difference, so be mindful of this when making business calls.