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If you are a trader who imports or exports goods into or out of the European Union (EU), you will need an EORI number.

As the UK will leave the EU on 31 December 2020 all businesses that trade with the UK will need to confirm that they have an EORI number or else apply for one ASAP. You can do this this through Revenues Online Service (ROS).

You may have had your EORI number aligned to your existing Value Added Tax (VAT) number. This was generally done for businesses that held a customs and excise registration when EORI was introduced back in 2009.

You can check if you were automatically registered for EORI by accessing an online system here. You should insert your existing VAT number prefixed by 'IE' under 'Validate EORI numbers'.



Date published 01 Dec 2020

This article is intended to inform rather than advise and is based on legislation and practice at the time. Taxpayer’s circumstances do vary and if you feel that the information provided is beneficial it is important that you contact us before implementation. If you take, or do not take action as a result of reading this article, before receiving our written endorsement, we will accept no responsibility for any financial loss incurred.


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