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What is an EORI number?

EORI number is short for 'Economic Operators Registration and Identification Number’ and is a unique number throughout the European Union, it is assigned by Customs to a company or persons for import and export.

What is an EORI number used for?

It’s used by customs and other authorities to monitor and track shipments coming into and out of the European Union.


Where do I get one for the PL?

Go to and register for one online.

The application form you fill in depends on whether you’re:

It normally takes around three days for this number to be issued, so it’s best to apply a few weeks before shipping. You will need to include your EORI number on your shipment’s commercial invoice



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