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  • Do I need a EORI number?

    Posted by Enda on 16 October 2020 at 11:32 am

    My family has business in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) which sells goods to businesses and private customers in Ireland and the UK. As the business only sells agricultural goods, the VAT and accounting is pretty straight forward given that all our customers are in the EU. But now with Brexit we need to check if we actually need to get an EORI number (Economic Operator’s Registration and Identification number) if we move goods across the border from Ireland to Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021. Any help on this would be very grateful 😃

    David replied 3 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • David

    19 October 2020 at 9:29 am

    Just in case you missed it, HMRC issued letters to Northern Irish businesses which stated the following:

    “Trade in goods between Northern Ireland and Ireland will be unaffected. There will be no change at the border, no new paperwork, and no tariffs or regulatory checks.”

    Therefore, an EORI number is not required if your only trade is between Northern Ireland (UK) and the Republic of Ireland.

    For more information and details on the above, see HMRC’s recently published guidance: Customs procedures for moving goods between Ireland and Northern Ireland in a no-deal Brexit

    For completeness, you should also refer to guidance issued by the Irish Revenue about their requirements for goods moving from Ireland to Northern Ireland (UK).

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