EORI

Question posted by Anna Brown, on behalf of AnnaBrown in W11

Hi,

What is an EORI number? Do you need one even if you're not VAT registered?

Thanks

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eori is required to be registered whether you import or export. if you are not vat registered you use a c220a application form

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PETER BRIALEY, on behalf of STI GLOBAL LOGISTICS LTD in SS13.

Hi Anna

You will need an EORI Number for anything you export or import abroad.
The EORI is basically your VAT Number plus 000 at the end prefixed by GB.
You can apply for an EORI if your vat registered or not, we as a freight forwarder
can assist with your application which takes approx. 3-5 days to come through from HMRC.
If I can assist further please email or contact me, I can email you back the relevant forms.

Best Regards
Ian Robery
Business Development Manager
STI Global Logistics Ltd
Unit 1 Lords Court
Cricketers Way
Basildon Essex SS13 1SS
Tel: +44 (0)1268 289653
Mobile: +44 (0)7554 117585
Fax: +44 (0)1268 289649
Email: irobery@stigl.co.uk
Website: www.stigl.co.uk

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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Dear Anna

You will need to include your EORI number on the customs declaration when you import goods from or export goods to countries outside the EU.

In order to obtain an EORI number, you must submit an EORI application form. There are two ways you can apply, either by electronic or hard copy. However, I would point out that HMRC give priority to EORI electronic applications.

If you are registered for VAT in the UK you should use form C220. If you are not registered for VAT in the UK, form C220A should be used.

Form C220 and form C220A can be found by entering C220 or C220A in the search box on the homepage of the HMRC website at www.hmrc.gov.uk

Once completed, the electronic application form together with any scanned supporting documents should be sent to the EORI team in Cardiff via email at eori@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk for processing.

Alternatively, the completed hard copy form should be sent by post, together with any supporting documents to the EORI processing team at the following address:

HM Revenue & Customs
EORI Team
13th Floor South
Government Buildings
Ty Glas
Llanishen
Cardiff
CF14 5FP

If you have a query regarding this, please call our National Advice Service on 0300 200 3700.

Further information can be found by searching for EORI on our website at www.hmrc.gov.uk

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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Anna Brown, on behalf of AnnaBrown in W11.

Dear HM Revenue & Customs,

Thanks for your response.

I don't understand. I have been sending goods abroad (small amounts), and nobody has asked for an EORI number before. When I emailed the EORI team, they did not really help to clarify why I'd need one.

What does this number do? Is it a legal requirement to have it? What happens if I don't have it or don't supply it when I export goods?

Thank you!

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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Dear Anna

An EORI number is a number, unique throughout the European Community, assigned by a customs authority in a Member State to economic operators (businesses) or persons. By registering for customs purposes in one Member State, an Economic Operator (EO) is able to obtain an EORI number which is valid throughout the Community. The EO will then use this number in all communications with any EC customs authorities where a customs identifier is required for example customs declarations.

The implementation of EORI will ensure that the measures to enhance security introduced by the Security Amendment (Council Regulation 648/2005) and its Implementing Provisions will be more effective if EOs could be identified by reference to a common number unique to each EO within the EU. The legislative base for the EORI number is an amendment to the Customs Code Implementation Provisions. This amendment applied from 1 July 2009

If a private individual imports goods from outside of the European Union (EU) for personal use they will not normally need to obtain an EORI number no matter what the value of the consignment. However, you should note that some fast parcel operators will require an EORI number if the value of the consignment exceeds £600.
If you are using Royal Mail or Parcelforce Worldwide You will require an EORI number for inclusion on the customs declaration (C88) where you intend to reclaim the import VAT on a VAT Return under normal rules:

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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

imports of goods with a value exceeding £2,000 declared to home use and free circulation
imports of goods for which relief from Customs Duty and import VAT is being claimed, for example inward processing relief, outward processing relief, temporary admission
certain exports including all goods for export with a value exceeding £2,000
If a business is involved in customs activities and is established in the customs territory of the Community, the business will need to apply for an EORI number even if they only import or export goods infrequently and regardless of the value of the consignment. You will need to include your EORI number on the customs declaration when you import goods from or export goods to countries outside the EU.
When an EORI number has been issued it can be used for all future imports/exports, subject to the normal rules. You do not need to apply for a new EORI number for each shipment.

If an EORI number is not supplied at the time of export Customs may refuse to allow the export of your goods.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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