What is an EORI number?

An  Economic Operators Registration and Identification number  ( EORI number)  is a European Union registration and identification number for businesses which undertake the import or export of goods into or out of the EU.

Any business or individual established in the EU needs to obtain an EORI number from their national customs authority before commencing customs activities in the EU. An economic operator established outside the EU needs to be assigned an EORI number if it intends to lodge a customs declaration, an Entry or an Exit Summary Declaration. 

In certain cases, companies who move goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain also require an EORI number.

In case of doubt, please consult your Tax Advisor or the legal authorities in your country.