Friday, 17 April 2009

EU customs: Economic Operators Registration and Identification number (EORI)

This eliminates one strip of red tape for importers of goods into the European Union: A lower level implementing Commission Regulation has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 17.4.2009 L 98/3, and it is set to enter into force on 1 July 2009.

EORI - single identification number

The object of the exercise is to admit a single EORI number (Economic Operators Registration and Identification number), unique in the European Community, assigned by a Member State customs authority or designated authority or authorities to economic operators and to other persons in accordance with the rules laid down in Chapter 6.

The act is called Commission Regulation (EC) No 312/2009 of 16 April 2009 amending Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code.

Ralf Grahn