EORI Number

Businesses that don’t have an EORI number can expect increased costs and delays. If HMRC can’t clear a company’s goods at the border, the business may need to pay storage fees.

Who needs an EORI

You may need an Economic Operators Registration and Identification number (EORI number) if you move goods:

  • between Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) or the Isle of Man and any other country (including the EU)
  • between Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • between Great Britain and the Channel Islands
  • between Northern Ireland and countries outside the EU
When you’ll need your EORI number

You’ll need your EORI number if you:

  • appoint someone to deal with customs for you and are ‘established’ in the country you’re importing to or exporting from
  • make customs declarations
  • use customs systems, such as the CHIEF system and the Import Control System Northern Ireland (ICS NI)
  • apply for a customs decision

Read more at GOV.UK

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