A new customs regulation is applicable within the European Union as from 1st January 2017. This means that for all imports coming from outside the EU you will be identified based on an EORI number (Economic Operator’s Registration and Identification).
The objective of this number, created by the European Union and the state members, is to secure the commercial trades in & out of the EU. The EORI number is unique, assigned and recognized by the EU customs authorities. The EORI number is already mandatory for all companies and every export outside the European Union.
If you already have an EORI number for your exports, please note that you can use the same one for your imports. You don’t have an EORI number yet? Ask customs by completing their EORI request form.