EORI stands for Economic Operators Registration and Identification. It is a unique identifier assigned to businesses and other persons who engage in customs activities in the European Union (EU). An EORI number is required for all types of customs operations, including import, export, and transit.
The EORI number is a 17-digit alphanumeric code that consists of the following:
The first two digits are the country code of the issuing member state. For example, the country code for the United Kingdom is GB.
The next 15 digits are a unique identifier that is assigned by the customs authorities of the issuing member state.
EORI numbers are issued by the customs authorities of each EU member state. In the United Kingdom, EORI numbers are issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
To apply for an EORI number, you will need to provide the following information:
Your business name and address
Your Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) or National Insurance number
Your VAT registration number (if applicable)
You can apply for an EORI number online.
Once you have an EORI number, you will need to use it when you submit customs declarations to the authorities. You will also need to provide your EORI number to customs officials when you clear goods through customs.
EORI numbers are a valuable tool for businesses that engage in customs activities in the EU. They help to simplify customs clearance and reduce the risk of errors.
Here are some of the benefits of having an EORI number:
It allows you to submit customs declarations electronically.
It helps to ensure that your customs declarations are processed more quickly.
It can reduce the amount of customs duty you have to pay.
It can help to prevent fraud and other illegal activity.
If you are a business that engages in customs activities in the EU, you should consider applying for an EORI number.
How Bestar can Help
Bestar can streamline the process of applying for an EORI number, saving you time and effort. Here's how we can help:
Document Preparation: We will gather all the required information and documents to complete the application accurately and efficiently.
Application Submission: Bestar will handle the submission of your application to the relevant customs authorities on your behalf.
Communication and Tracking: We will stay in contact with the authorities, providing updates on the application status and addressing any queries that may arise.
Notification and Guidance: Upon approval, Bestar will promptly notify you of your EORI number and provide guidance on its proper usage in customs declarations and procedures.
Specific services Bestar may offer:
Online Application Assistance: Bestar can guide you through the online application process, ensuring all fields are filled correctly and necessary documents are uploaded.
Paperwork Management: We can collect, organize, and submit all required paperwork on your behalf, saving you time and effort.
Expert Consultation: Bestar's team of experts can provide consultation on any questions or concerns you may have regarding EORI numbers and customs procedures.
Error Prevention: Our attention to detail helps to prevent errors or delays in the application process, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience.
Benefits of using Bestar:
Time Savings: Streamline the application process and avoid potential delays.
Expertise: Benefit from their knowledge of EORI regulations and customs procedures.
Convenience: Have a dedicated team handle the application process for you.
Peace of Mind: Ensure accurate and timely submission of your application.
Compliance: Maintain compliance with EU customs regulations.
If you're considering applying for an EORI number, Bestar can provide valuable assistance and guidance. Contact us today to learn more about our services.