Do I need an EORI number in the UK?

Do I need an EORI number in the UK?

An EORI number enables you to trade goods with countries that are based outside of the European Union. EORI stands for Economic Operator Registration and Identification. From the start of 2021, you will need to get an EORI number that begins with ‘GB’ so you can transport goods in and out of the United Kingdom. This will be the case immediately after the UK finally leaves the European Union. If you do wish to transport goods in and out of the country and require an EORI number, we can come to your assistance.

How to get help

The registration process is best handled by highly knowledgeable and experienced professionals who have sourced EORI numbers for a wealth of clients over the years. Anyone who is trying to expand into overseas markets or has suppliers based overseas will need an EORI number if they don’t already have one. The purpose of an EORI number is to ensure customs information in the EU is tracked and registered. EORI numbers are available to businesses and individuals. Anyone who imports and exports inside the EU needs an EORI number, and you may also need one if you are or about to be based outside of the EU but plan to trade within Europe. Once you have been given an EORI number, you will need to pass it onto your freight forwarder so customs declarations can be made.

Smoothening the process

The kind of form that will be used will be determined by your circumstances. For instance, someone who is VAT registered will need to complete a different form to someone who isn’t. It doesn’t take a long time to get an EORI number – we can get your code to you within a few working days. You do need to make sure you are not already registered and proceed with sourcing a number. Some VAT-registered companies are automatically given EORI numbers. Once you have a number, it won’t change. You can’t get a brand new number if you forget your current one, so it’s important to make sure you don’t lose access to it.

What if I trade without a code?

If you don’t have an EORI code, you won’t be able to import or export goods from the EU and will be breaking the law if you do. We can help you with any EORI-related enquiries that you may have and have provided this service to companies from a wide range of industries. Why not talk to us today to find out more about sourcing an EORI number so you can legally trade goods with companies and clients based in the EU?

Get in touch today

When you have our support behind you, you can gain swift access to an EORI number and start trading goods as soon as we have resolved your issue. You are more than welcome to get in touch with us at any point if you do need to find out more about this process.

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