Businesses and people wishing to trade in Europe must use the EORI number as an identification number in all customs procedures when exchanging information with Customs administrations.
The EORI number serves as an identification or order code under which the address data of the operator and, if applicable, the authorizations granted to him by the customs administration and the network connections available to him (in compliance with data protection) are recorded.
The EORI number consists of two parts:
- the country code of the issuing Member State, followed by
- a code or number unique in the Member State.
- An economic operator established in the customs territory of the Union needs an EORI number for customs purposes.
- Economic operators not established in the customs territory of the Union also need an EORI number for various situations.