EORI is a unique number throughout the European Community assigned to economic operators and other companies and individuals by the customs authority in each member state. The EORI number is used to identify economic operators and other companies and individuals during customs clearance: import, export, transit customs procedures, applications for the issuance of permits provided in customs regulations, etc. EORI registration can be made prior to or when the customs declaration or request to issue a decision by the customs authorities is submitted for the first time.
When importing goods and receiving consignments, the following documents will be required and the following changes will be made:
- An invoice will be required from the sender.
- Customs brokers may require the recipient/customer to provide an additional document – a questionnaire.
- Additional customs duties.
These are the main changes occurred due to Brexit. Please contact our consultants regarding any issues related to this matter and they will deal with all queries regarding sending or receiving your goods to/from Great Britain.
EELS is monitoring the situation closely and is ready to provide all the necessary information and assistance to its clients so that the sending or receiving of consignments is not delayed and there are no misunderstandings in filling in the documents.
EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreements
Almost three-and-a-half years after the Brexit referendum in the UK and less than a year after Brexit, the FREE trade agreement between the EU and the UK is in place. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) has been in force for trade between the two partners since 1 January 2021. The agreement was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 31 December 2020. The agreement provides FOR EU preferential goods to be fully free from customs duties on imports into the UK and vice versa. The agreement also includes Northern Ireland.The Trade and Cooperation Agreement applies in particular to preferential trade in originating products between the United Kingdom and the EU.
EU-UK Free Trade Agreement
The Trade and Cooperation Agreement is not limited to trade in goods and services. It covers many other areas of EU interest: investment, competition, state aid, tax transparency, air and road transport, energy and sustainability, fisheries, data protection and social security.
A brief overview:
- Zero duty rates and zero quotas for all goods complying with the relevant rules of origin.
- Networking in the fields of air, road, rail and maritime transport.
- Maintaining a high level of protection in areas such as environmental protection, combating climate change and carbon pricing, social and labour rights, tax transparency and state aid, sound and equal conditions of competition.
With EELS the right solution for customs and foreign trade.