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Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI Numbers)

An EORI (Economic Operator Registration and Identification) number is required by businesses and people undertaking certain customs functions in the UK and across the EU. The UK operate a UK EORI scheme separate to the EU's. A UK EORI is a 12 digit number prefaced with the letters "GB". 

If established in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, you will only need an EORI number which starts with GB if:

You will not need an EORI number to submit information to customs authorities in the Channel Islands. As such, there is no requirement for Guernsey businesses to have an EORI number when undertaking customs functions in Guernsey only.

Guernsey Customs understands that an EORI is required by the following persons in the stated Importing circumstances:

Businesses should check with their freight agents to ensure that they are able to undertake these functions. The EU established importer will require an EU EORI for the import declaration in the EU. If businesses are in any doubt whether they will require an EORI number, then they are advised to obtain one regardless.

An EORI number is free to obtain and should only take a few days to be issued once the application has been approved. Advice on obtaining an EORI can be found at GOV.UK/eori. A UK Government Gateway ID (login) will be required to apply for the EORI online but this can be created at the same time as the EORI application.

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