Brexit

If you are a registered business you need an EORI number to move goods between Great Britain and the EU. Please provide us with your number in your order notes.

Usefull information:

You now need an EORI number to move goods between Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) or the Isle of Man, and other countries.

You may also need a separate EORI number if you move goods to or from Northern Ireland.

If you do not have an EORI, you may have increased costs and delays. For example, if HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) cannot clear your goods you may have to pay storage fees.

If you already have an EORI number and it does not start with GB you will need to apply for a new one.

You need an EORI number to move goods between Great Britain and the EU.

You’ll not usually need an EORI number if you only:

  • provide services
  • move goods between Northern Ireland and Ireland

You’ll need an EORI number from an EU country if your business will be making declarations or getting a customs decision in the EU. Get this from the customs authority in the EU country where you submit your first declaration or request your first decision.

If you move goods to or from Northern Ireland

You need an EORI number that starts with XI to:

  • move goods between Northern Ireland and non-EU countries (including Great Britain)
  • make a declaration in Northern Ireland
  • get a customs decision in Northern Ireland

To get an EORI number that starts with XI, you must already have an EORI number that starts with GB.

If you already have an EORI number from an EU country 

You do not need an EORI number starting with XI. You may still need an EORI number starting with GB to use some UK customs systems.

If you’re established in Northern Ireland, you should use an EORI number starting with XI instead of an EORI number from an EU country.

If you already have an EORI number starting with GB

You need to apply for an EORI number that starts with XI if you have not already received one from HMRC in the post.

You’ll get your EORI number that starts with XI within 4 working days.

If you do not have an EORI number starting with GB

You can apply for an EORI number that starts with GB and one that starts with XI at the same time.

You’ll get your EORI number that starts with XI within 4 working days.

Get advice if you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland

If you move goods to or from the Channel Islands

If you’re based in Great Britain you need an EORI number that starts with GB to move goods between Great Britain and the Channel Islands.

If you’re based in the Channel Islands, you only need an EORI number if you’re giving information to HMRC

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