Assignment of EORI number

The EORI number is assigned by the member state where the economic operator is established. An EORI number that has been issued in one of the member states is valid in all member states. The Dutch Customs will inform all economic operators that receive a Dutch EORI number about this number.

EORI numbers will only be assigned to legal entities. This means that branches (business units of a legal entity) will not be assigned an EORI number. Branches must use the EORI number of the head office. See: 'Branches will not receive an EORI number'.

EORI number also for economic operators with excise tax permits

In the Netherlands the EORI number has also been introduced for businesses with excise tax permits. This is because Dutch Customs also issues excise tax permits and supervises compliance with the rules of these permits. In many cases, economic operators who have an excise tax permit also have dealings with Customs. To avoid the use of several identification numbers, the decision has been made to assign an EORI number to all businesses that have an excise tax permit.

This EORI number does not have any consequences for the current procedure (with regard to the excise tax permits). However, in case of any future import, export, or transit of goods, you are required to use the EORI number as a unique identification number in the respective customs declaration.

EORI number application

See: 'How to obtain an EORI number?'

Consent for publication

If you wish for your EORI number to be included on the European EORI website, you must give your consent to do so.

Please note!

Are you a sole proprietor? In that case, you cannot give consent for publication.

How to give consent for publication depends on your situation:

  • Do you apply for an EORI number for a company with its head office in the Netherlands? If so, you can give your consent immediately on the application form.
  • Do you apply for an EORI number for a company with its head office outside the EU? If so, please give your separate consent using the consent form.
  • Do you create an EORI number yourself (for companies with a head office in the Netherlands)? In that case, please use the consent form.

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