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Posted Mon, 21 Dec 2020 09:30:25 GMT by LAURA JACKSON
We have applied for an EU EORI in Denmark so we can export on DDP terms after 1st Jan. Our understanding is, our goods have to clear customs first in the country where we applied for the EORI? Considering what is happening at the moment, what would happen if goods in to Denmark could not get through and goods cleared customs in another EU country first, using this EU EORI? Would we have the number taken away?
Posted Tue, 22 Dec 2020 10:58:41 GMT by HMRC Admin 2
Hi,

You only need one EU EORI that can be used throughout all member States.  

You can find the latest guidance on EORI numbers here:

Get an EORI number

Thank you.
Posted Tue, 22 Dec 2020 11:06:32 GMT by LAURA JACKSON
Thankyou for your reply. We are aware that we only need one EU EORI that can be used throughout the member states, however the guidance we have received if that goods have to clear customs 1st in the country where you apply for this EORI. For example, if we apply for an EU EORI in Denmark, does our first customs clearance after 1st January have to be in Denmark? Considering the current situation,there is no guarantee that goods will not be able to get through. If goods were to clear in Germany first after 1st Jan, what would happen with regards to the Danish EU EORI number? Thanks.
Posted Tue, 22 Dec 2020 14:34:04 GMT by BornClueless
Hi there is the EU EORI a specific thing or is it the general EORI that i already have?
Posted Tue, 22 Dec 2020 16:00:02 GMT by HMRC Admin 2
Hi,

You will need a UK EORI number to engage with UK customs processes and an EU EORI number to engage with EU customs processes. 

You can find more information about UK EORI here:

Get an EORI number

Thank you.
Posted Tue, 22 Dec 2020 17:00:29 GMT by LAURA JACKSON
Please note, the link you have referred me to above is for a GB EORI number, whereas my query relates to an EU EORI that we will need to export on DDP terms after 1st Jan as far as I understand? Thanks
Posted Thu, 24 Dec 2020 18:43:32 GMT by HMRC Admin 2
Hi,

The legislation states that an economic operator established in the customs territory of the Union shall register with the customs authority in the place in which they are established.  Where an economic operator is established outside of the customs territory of the Union they shall register with the customs authority responsible for the place where they first lodge a declaration or apply for a decision.

In the event that a person applies for an EORI in Denmark but finds themselves in a situation where they do not lodge their first declaration in Denmark, but Germany, then the Danish EORI would not be refused.  EORIs issued by a member State are accepted throughout the EU.

You can find more information on EU EORI here:

EC Taxation and Customs Union

Thank you
Posted Wed, 17 Mar 2021 16:20:48 GMT by Andrew Perkins
Are there any circumstances that would lead to your EORI number getting taken away?
Posted Wed, 24 Mar 2021 10:21:48 GMT by HMRC Admin 8
Hello,
An EORI is a registration and not an authorisation or a decision and the articles on EORI fall outside of the authorisation process.
The legislation that covers the invalidation of an EORI is:
Article 7
Invalidation of an EORI number
(Article 9(4) of the Code)
1.            The customs authorities shall invalidate a EORI number in any of the following cases:
(a)          upon request by the registered person;
(b)          when the customs authority is aware that the registered person has ceased the activities requiring the registration.
2.            The customs authority shall record the date of invalidation of the EORI number and shall notify it to the registered person

There is therefore no legislation to allow an EORI number to be ‘taken away’, except the ‘invalidation’ process of the EORI number.
Thankyou

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