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Canada and Romania enjoy friendly relations, particularly in the security domain. An estimated 230,000 Canadians claim some Romanian heritage. Canada is represented in Romania at the Embassy of Canada in Bucharest. Romania is represented in Canada at The Embassy of Romania in Ottawa. Romania has consulates in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
Canada and Romania are both members of NATO, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), La Francophonie, and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
Canada and Romania have a number of bilateral agreements, including on foreign investment protection, double taxation avoidance, social security, extradition, nuclear cooperation, and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement provides opportunities to grow the bilateral economic relationship between Canada and Romania. In 2022, bilateral merchandise trade totalled $888.1 million with Canadian merchandise exports of $95.7 million and merchandise imports of $792.5 million.
In 2022, Canadian direct investment abroad in Romania was valued at $121 million. That same year, foreign direct investment from Romania in Canada was valued at $5 million.
Partnerships and organizations
To develop effective responses to today’s most pressing global challenges, Canada and Romania work closely in multilateral fora, such as:
- La Francophonie
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- International Criminal Court (ICC)
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
- Open Government Partnership (OGP)
- Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
- Pacific Alliance
- United Nations (UN)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- World Trade Organization (WTO)
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