EORI Database

The European Union keeps a central record of all EORI numbers in an EORI database that is available to the customs authorities of the various member states.

The following information is kept of every economic operator:

  1. The EORI number
  2. The full name
  3. The place of business/residence: the full address of the place where the person is established/resides, including the identifying characteristic of the country or area (ISO two-letter country code)
  4. For economic operators headquartered outside of the Union’s customs territory: is there an establishment within the meaning of article 5 (definitions 31 and 32) of the Union Customs Code, in coded form (yes/no)
  5. VAT identification numbers, if these have been assigned by a member state
  6. If applicable, the legal form as stated in the deed of incorporation
  7. The incorporation date or, for a natural person, the date of birth
  8. The type of entity, in coded form, within the meaning of article 5, paragraph 4 of the Code. The relevant codes are:
    • natural person
    • legal person
    • an association of persons
  9. Contact information: name of the contact person, address, and telephone and/or fax number and/or e-mail address
  10. For persons not established in the customs territory of the European Union: identification numbers assigned to the person involved for customs purposes by the competent authorities of the third country that has entered a mutual administrative assistance agreement in customs matters. The identification number or numbers must contain the identifier of the country or area
  11. If applicable, the main economic activity, coded at four digit level according to the Statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community (NACE), as included in the register of companies of the member state involved
  12. The date of expiry of the EORI number, if applicable
  13. The permission to disclose the personal data as stated in points 1, 2 and 3, if this has been granted
  14. The economic operator's AEO status, if applicable

The European and Dutch legislation for the protection of personal data applies to the EORI database. Further information on this subject can be found in the  page: Privacy.

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