Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)
system was introduced in Ireland
in 2009 for companies involved in trading activities. The EORI
became effective from 1st of July 2009 and companies which interact with the Customs Authorities
within the European Union
are required to have an EORI number
. Foreign investors interested in opening a company in Ireland
can receive an in-depth presentation on the EORI system
from our Irish solicitors
EORI system in Ireland
EORI system is a part of the “Safety and Security Amendment” implemented by the European Union (EU), which was created with the purpose of establishing a unified system throughout the EU for companies which have to file declarations at the Customs Authorities situated in each member state.
According to the EU’s legislation, the EORI number is compulsory for any company established in Ireland, as well as for natural persons who are involved in customs activities in this country.
Under this legislation, any company or natural person involved in customs activities will receive a unique EORI number, which will be issued by the local Customs Authorities.
which do not operate commercial activities under the customs legislation do not need an EORI number
, as the activities are carried only within the territory of Ireland
; our Irish law firm
can provide you with more details on the matter.
EORI number in Ireland
Irish EORI numbers
are submitted by the Irish Revenue
to the European Commission, which keeps the EU’s database on the customs activity across Europe. Irish EORI numbers
are attached to the Value Added Tax (VAT)
number, which is compulsory for all companies in Ireland
As a general rule, EORI numbers in Ireland
are identic with the VAT numbers and are identified by the following rule: the use of the prefix "IE" and a number comprised of 7 digits. Economic operators in Ireland
are required to submit their EORI numbers
on the Single Administrative Document at the Irish Revenue