Romania Business Practice and Business Etiquette TipsIt is worth paying attention to the following points at business meetings in Romania:
In general, the code of business conduct in Romania is similar to that in the rest of Europe and the USA.
A handshake at the beginning and end of a meeting is the accepted custom.
Close friends embrace and kiss each other. The accepted form of dress for a business meeting in Romania is a business suit for men and women are recommended to dress fashionably but not loudly. It is very important at a business meeting to indicate your colleague's title first and then his surname.
Use of first names is intended only for private meetings, after a personal relationship has been established.
For example, if you meet a doctor address him by the title Doctor Schmidt.
In no circumstances should first names be used other than among close friends. If you are invited to your colleague's home in Romania, it is customary to bring a small gift, such as a selected wine, a box of chocolates, etc.
If you give flowers, be careful to give an uneven number; an even number of flowers is customary at funerals.
Most business people in Romania have a good command of English. In some large concerns, expect that the bureaucracy required will slow down the progress of building business connections.
When fixing a meeting, it should be confirmed 2-3 weeks in advance.
It is advisable to arrive at important meetings with an interpreter whom you have hired beforehand.
It is also advisable that one side of your business card is in Romanian. Romanians are very proud of their historical heritage.
Be very careful in relation to comments that relate to political subjects. You are recommended to avoid making business appointments for the months of July and August as well as around the dates of national holidays in Romania.
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