EORI - General
All Economic Operators that are based and active in the European Union (EU) must have an EORI number.
(EORI number = Economic Operators Registration and
This number allows economic operators in all member states to be identified in the same manner. This provides efficiency benefits for both these economic operators and Customs. An economic operator is ‘any physical or legal person who, in the course of his business, is involved in activities covered by Customs’.
You are required to use the EORI number as an identification number in all customs procedures when exchanging information with Customs. Also, when you carry out these customs procedures in other member states of the EU.