Frequently asked questions

What is an EORI number?

EORI stands for “Economic Operator Registration and Identification number”.

Businesses, and in some cases individuals, wishing to trade crossing EU borders use the EORI number as an identification number in all customs procedures when exchanging information with Customs administrations.

Having one single type of identification number across the EU is more efficient, both for economic operators and customs authorities. It is also more efficient for statistical purposes and security purposes.

The EORI number exists out of two parts:

  • the country code of the issuing Member State; followed by
  • a code or number that is unique in the Member State

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