If you move goods to or from the EU
From 1 January 2021 you’ll need an EORI number to move goods between the UK and the EU.
Apply for your EORI number in advance. It can take up to a week to get one.
You’ll not usually need an EORI number if you only:
- provide services
- move goods between Northern Ireland and Ireland
If you use a post or parcel company they’ll tell you if you need an EORI number.
You’ll need an EU EORI number if your business will be making customs declarations or getting a customs decision in the EU. Get this from the customs authority in the EU country where you submit your first declaration or request your first decision.