Does the introduction of the EORI affect my Intrastat declaration?

The introduction of the Economic Operators Registration and Identification number (EORI) on 1st July 2009 is only relevant for customs declaration made on exports going outside the EC and imports arriving from countries outside the EC. EORI’s impact on Intrastat declarations is basically – NIL. Businesses issued with EORI numbers who are required to submit Intrastat Declarations must continue to use their 9-digit UK VAT registration number. Businesses who submit via branches will still be able to use the 3-digit branch identifier (Trader Unique Reference Number – TURNs) that they currently use.

With regard to EORI, the EC European Commission has provided online access to enable traders to validate EORI numbers, search information on EORI Sharing Authorities and search for information on EORI Registering Authorities . Also they have introduced a new on-line e-training course on EORI (Economic Operators Registration and Information number) available free of charge.


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