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UK Trade with EU

Question for Treasury

UIN 102652, tabled on 13 October 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether GB issued EORI numbers will be valid in Europe after 31 December 2020.

Answered on

16 October 2020

After 31 December 2020 when the transition period ends, GB prefixed EORI numbers will no longer be valid in Europe.

Businesses exporting goods from, or importing goods into, the UK will need an EORI number from the UK in order to submit a customs declaration to UK customs.

UK businesses which currently trade with non-EU countries will already have an EORI number. If this number starts with “GB” then it was issued by the UK and will continue to be valid for the purposes of submitting customs declarations in the UK from January 2021.

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Treasury
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