The Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) system was launched in Italy in 2009 at the same time as in all European Union’s member states. According to the European Parliament and Council, the EORI system is an effective way of controlling each company involved in trading activities across Europe, including foreign companies registered outside the EU. The EORI number consists in an unique identification code which will be issued by the Italian Customs Authorities to all companies carrying out intra-Community supplies of goods. In order to provide easy access the EORI registration system is organized at national and at European level.
All Italian trading companies are required to register and apply for the EORI number before starting their import or export activities. Under the Italian EORI registration system, applicants will be issued an exclusive number which will have a maximum length of 15 characters and will have Italy’s country code (IT) before it. In order to simply the registration procedure, the EORI number resembles the Italian VAT number. EORI numbers will appear on all customs declarations submitted by Italian operators. The same regulations apply to Italian sole traders sending products outside the country or receiving goods from foreign operators.
Our law firm in Italy will provide you with information related to the EORI registration procedure.
The application for EORI registration in Italy must be submitted with the local Customs Agency before or when performing the first cross-border operation. The documents required to obtain an EORI number in Italy are:
In the case of Italian or foreign companies, aside from the specific application form the following documents are required:
If you need assistance with the EORI registration application you can contact our lawyers in Italy.