All Dutch companies who perform customs related activities in the Netherlands and all EU Member States must have an EORI number.
The Economic Operators Registration and Identification number is unique. For more detailed information regarding the EORI number and other accounting services our accountants in the Netherlands are here to help.
EORI number format in the Netherlands
The EORI number in the Netherlands contains:
EORI number assignment in the Netherlands
EORI numbers are only assigned to legal entities. Thus, branches cannot have their own Dutch EORI number and must use the one assigned to their head office.
The EORI number is assigned by the EU Member State where the company is established. In the Netherlands, businesses with excise tax permits also receive EORI numbers. This is done to avoid the use of multiple identification numbers for businesses who deal with Customs.
How to apply for an EORI number in the Netherlands
Companies based in the Netherlands have the following two options to receive an EORI number:
In order to obtain an EORI number, Dutch companies do not need to provide any document. The Dutch Customs have access to the required information.
Companies based in non-EU Member States can apply for an EORI number in one of the member states in which they operate. The number is valid in all European Union countries.
Companies operating outside the EU required to provide a document from the trade register no older than 6 months. The European Union has a central database for all EORI numbers available to the customs authorities in member states.
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