Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) Scheme

How will my EORI number be used?


Traders must provide their unique Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number in all dealings with customs officials.

How are EORI numbers used?

The EORI must be included on all pre-arrival and pre-departure information on goods entering or leaving the customs territory of the European Community, and when importing, exporting and moving goods under a transit procedure.

The number must also be used for customs authorities to exchange information and, where appropriate, to share information with other government departments and agencies.

It will also be used to analyse and exchange risk information between customs authorities and the European Commission.

Read more about how you can get an EORI number.

    • HMRC EORI helpline
      0300 322 7067