EORI – Where to Begin?
Your Business might require an EORI number if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. You might already have one; it begins with GB so have a check before you apply.
EORI stands for Economic Operator Registration Number, it starts with GB and is followed by 12 digits.
What is the purpose of an EORI?
An EORI number allows you to send goods inside or outside the UK, submit declarations which can also be filed on your behalf by an agent and also get authorised for a customs simplification process.
When do you not need an EORI number?
You do not need to apply for an EORI number if you already have an EORI number, you will not be sending goods outside the UK or will only trade with Northern Ireland or across the Ireland border, or you will just be importing and exporting products that do not involve any physical movements of goods.
When do you need to apply for an EORI?
An application for an EORI will need to be completed if you already do not have one and you import & export goods with the EU or just outside the UK as a Sole-trader, Business or a Partnership with the principal place of business being in the UK.
What do I need to apply for an EORI?
You will require the following to apply for an EORI Number
- VAT number and the effective date of registration
- National Insurance Number – needed if you are a small business sole trader or an individual
- Your 10 Digit UTR (Unique Tax Reference ) number
- Business start date and SIC code (Standard Industrial Classification), which you can find on companies house
You will require a government gateway ID to apply for an EORI; you can click here to apply.
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Over the past decade, innovative disruptions have changed the way businesses work, everything from cloud software, innovative business models, to AI and machine learning, have impacted how businesses operate, grow, and expand.
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