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  •  Make Sure You Have an EORI Number to avoid shipping delays in or out of the EU. For Belgium 7th of January 2017 is D-day!

Make Sure You Have an EORI Number to avoid shipping delays in or out of the EU. For Belgium 7th of January 2017 is D-day!

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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:

You can find further details in the relevant EU EORI guidelines or on the EU Commission website

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