With the EORI number Customs identifies economic operators in the same way in all Member States. This yields efficiency benefits for those economic operators and customs alike. (EORI-number = Economic Operators Registration and Identification number.)
EORI - General
The EORI number is an unique identification number that companies are required to use when exchange data with Customs in all EU Member States. Under this heading you will find information on subjects including how to apply for an EORI number and how to obtain the EORI number of others.
Format of EORI number
The EORI number for economic operators consists of a country code and a unique code or a unique number.
Assignment of EORI number
The EORI number is allocated by the Member State in which the economic operator is established.
The European Union centrally registers all EORI numbers in the EORI database for the customs authorities of the various Member States.
Requesting the EORI number of others
All market parties can consult the EORI database of the European Union to verify whether an EORI number exists.
EORI number - Consequences for the Customs processes
You are obliged to use the EORI number (or have used it) for all customs activities as the identification number for exchanging data with Dutch Customs.