Information for non-EU importers
Economic operators established outside the EU have to be assigned an EORI number if they lodge a customs declaration, an Entry or an Exit Summary Declaration. AEO applicants in particular need to have an EORI number that they must enter in box 9 of the AEO application form (see also the Guidelines on EORI below).
Online access to EORI is available from our EORI number webpage.
- lodge a customs declaration, an Entry Summary Declaration (pdf 18 Kb) or an Exit Summary Declaration (pdf 16 Kb)
- apply for AEO status (Authorised Economic Operator),
- apply for simplifications in economic procedures.
The list of other possible cases and exclusions is provided in the EORI Guidelines.
Economic operators from third countries should apply for an EORI number in the country in which one of the above mentioned cases takes place. See the latest indicative information about the EORI National Implementation (pdf 752 Kb).
An e-learning course on EORI is now available for download at European Comission webpage.