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EORI registration required Post-BREXIT

By 1st October 2019 No Comments
Customs & Excise EORI registration

Below, we outline the importance of EORI registration. It will help those trading goods to operate normally post-Brexit.

What is an EORI number?

EORI stands for Economic Operators Registration and Identification number and it is a unique identification number. It allows European Union (EU) based companies to trade goods with Non-EU companies.

Who requires an EORI number?

If you trade with a Non-EU country, you require an EORI number under EU Customs and Excise (C&E) rules. Registration is straightforward and how you can register for an EORI number is outlined below. If you were previously registered with C&E, you may already have an EORI number. The EORI number for VAT registered companies in Ireland is “IE” plus the company’s VAT number. You can check if you have an EORI number under the “Taxation and Customs Union” area of the European Union’s website.

Why is EORI registration in the news?

Post-BREXIT, it will be a requirement of Irish companies trading with the United Kingdom (UK) to have an EORI number. Currently, over 1 million EORI declarations are made in Ireland per annum. This figure will increase up to 50 million declarations per annum post-BREXIT.

Registration takes a matter of minutes to do. However, new registrants are experiencing delays of up to 12 weeks before they receive an EORI number. Delays are due to a backlog in registrations.

How to register for an EORI number?

Revenue provides an EORI registration guidance called “eReg EORI guide” and good EORI registration information on their website. ROS users are required to register for customs & excise using the “Manage Tax Registrations” facility in ROS. Alternatively, you can make a request to register for an EORI number using Revenue’s “myAccount” functionality via the “MyEquiries” section of “myAccount”.

How to validate an EORI number?

The European Commission has an open interface database where you can validate EORI numbers to confirm their authenticity. This is a particularly useful tool to use when importing goods from outside the EU. You can also confirm that your own EORI number has been validated after the registration process is complete.

EORI stands for Economic Operators Registration and Identification number. It is a unique identification number. It allows European Union (EU) based companies to import and export goods with companies outside the EU.

Who requires an EORI number?

If you trade with a Non-EU country, you require an EORI number under EU Customs and Excise (C&E) rules. Registration is straightforward and how you can register for an EORI number is outlined below.

If you were previously registered with C&E, you may already have an EORI number. The EORI number for an Irish VAT registered company is “IE” plus by the company VAT number. You can validate your EORI number on the “Taxation and Customs Union” area of the European Union’s website.

Why is EORI registration in the news?

When the UK leaves the EU, Irish companies trading with the UK are required to have an EORI number. Currently, there are over 1 million EORI declarations made in Ireland per annum. This figure could rise to as much as 50 million declarations per annum post-BREXIT. Registration takes a matter of minutes to do. However, a new registrant could experience delays of up to 12 weeks before they receive an EORI number due to the backlog in registrations.

How to register for an EORI number?

Revenue provides an EORI registration guidance called “eReg EORI guide” and good EORI registration information on their website. ROS users must register for customs and excise using the “Manage Tax Registrations” facility in ROS. Alternatively, you can make a request to register for an EORI number using Revenue’s “myAccount” functionality via the “MyEquiries” section of “myAccount”.

How to validate an EORI number?

The European Commission has an open interface database where you can validate EORI numbers to confirm their authenticity. This is a particularly useful tool to use when importing goods from outside the EU. You can also confirm that your own EORI number has been validated after the registration process is complete.

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