EORI stands for "Economic Operators Registration and Identification". It is a unique identifier that is used by economic operators in the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) to carry out customs procedures.
Who needs an EORI number?
You need an EORI number if you are an economic operator who moves goods between the EU/UK and other countries, including:
Importing goods into the EU/UK
Exporting goods from the EU/UK
Transiting goods through the EU/UK
You also need an EORI number if you use certain customs systems, such as the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system in the UK.
How to get an EORI number
You can apply for an EORI number online through the customs authorities of the country in which you are based.
The format of an EORI number
An EORI number consists of two parts:
A country code of the issuing Member State (2 letters)
An identifier that is unique in the Member State (up to 15 alphanumeric characters)
For example, an EORI number for a business in the UK would start with the country code "GB" and would be followed by a unique identifier of up to 15 characters.
Using an EORI number
You will need to provide your EORI number to customs authorities whenever you move goods through the EU/UK customs territory. You can do this by providing it on customs declarations, invoices, or other documentation.
Benefits of having an EORI number
Having an EORI number can make it easier and faster to carry out customs procedures. It can also help you to avoid delays and penalties.
How Bestar can Help
Bestar is a business advisory firm. We can help you apply for an EORI number. We can guide you through the application process, ensuring all necessary documents are submitted correctly and efficiently.
Contact Bestar today!