Monday 10th December, 2018 and still to the best of our knowledge…
It’s me again with another EORI reminder. I know – labouring the point. But application on your part now is essential.
If you export to EU countries, please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/partnership-pack-preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit/preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit-step-by-step-guide-to-exporting
If you import from EU countries, please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/partnership-pack-preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit/preparing-for-a-no-deal-eu-exit-step-by-step-guide-to-importing
If you do both, please read both. Both guides try to explain in simple terms, what you will need to do inthe event of a hard Brexit. You may notice in both documents that they begin with:
Step 1: register for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification number
As mentioned in previous posts, registering for an EORI is vital.
Immediate action is required: if you trade goods with the EU, we advise you apply to HMR&C now for EORI registration, which hopefully will be before an anticipated big rush. In the event of a no deal scenario, you will need an EORI number to support export and import customs declarations. Don’t worry – this application is actually quite straightforward. Usually customs complete the process in a few days. When the rush starts, this of course could take much longer. Start at: https://www.gov.uk/eori
After Brexit, remember your EORI
We want you to know it is mandatory
It’s a system you can’t buck
Without it you’ll be stuck
And Customs clearance will be a sorry story