What is an EORI Number?
The Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number is a unique identifier assigned to businesses and individuals by customs authorities in the European Union (EU). It is used for various customs activities and is essential for companies engaged in importing or exporting goods within or outside the EU. An EORI number helps streamline the customs process, enabling faster clearance and reduced delays.
Do I Need an EORI Number for Every EU Country?
No, you do not need a separate EORI number for each EU country. Once you obtain an EORI number from one EU member state, it is valid across the entire EU. This universal applicability simplifies the process for businesses operating in multiple EU countries, ensuring they need only one EORI number for all their EU trade activities.
How Do I Request an EORI Number?
To request an EORI number, you should apply to the customs authority in the EU country where you first need to declare goods or submit a customs declaration. The process generally involves providing your business details, such as company name, address, and VAT number. Once your application is processed, the customs authority will issue your EORI number.