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Government allocates EORI numbers

[ August 26, 2019   //   ]

The Government started in mid-August to automatically allocate HM Revenue and Customs Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) numbers to prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit. Around 88,000 VAT-registered companies were expected to receive the numbers over the space of a fortnight.

EORI numbers are used to process of customs entry declarations and customs clearance for import and export and companies attempting to move goods to or from the EU without them could face delays in getting their shipments processed after a no-deal exit, said HMRC.

However, any non-VAT registered companies trading with the EU would still have to apply manually.

Companies will not need an EORI number if they only move goods between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, HMRC added.

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