Accessing your EORI number is the first step in the customs process. You cannot import or export without it.
This article explains what an EORI number is, why you need it and what you need to do to prepare for Brexit.
If you aren’t already registered with customs as an importer or exporter you need to apply for an identification number. This is called an EORI number.
EORI numbers identify who the importer and exporter “of record” is for each declaration. Normally the importer is the customer and the exporter is the supplier
You will need YOUR EORI number, your SUPPLIERS’ EORI numbers and your CUSTOMERS’ EORI numbers.
These identification numbers are essential and are free to apply for.
All businesses in NI and all UK businesses that send goods from GB to NI will also need to register for the Trader Support Service. Click here to read the most up-to-date HMRC bulletin.
Applying for an EORI number is step one in your Brexit preparations. You will soon need a customs agent. If you have any questions relating to EORI numbers, speak to the McCulla Ireland customs team today. Find out more about our Customs Clearance Service here.