Since July 1, 2009 the European Union (EU) legislation has required all member states to adopt the Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) scheme. In Belgium, the EORI number will be mandatory as of 7 January 2017.This means that anyone who imports, exports or has goods that transit through any of the 28 member states in the EU must have a unique EORI reference number. This number must be quoted in all electronic communications with customs and other government agencies.
Customs Authorities in each member state are responsible to issue EORI’s to all businesses’ and persons requiring to be registered. Please ensure you register for an EORI number to ensure your packages do not encounter any issues.
Not having the required EORI number on the relevant customs declarations may result in clearance delays; which can range from several days to six weeks depending on the member state involved.
So please help us to help you for being on time in Belgium:
- Request your EORI number and ensure you do so before January 7th 2017 for shipments in or out of Belgium. Information on how to apply for an EORI number can be found by clicking the link below:
- Once you receive your EORI number please notify us immediately the details by either;
- Always quote it on your shipping documentation whenever you arrange shipments to, from or through EU countries.