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Taxation and Customs Union

EORI - Economic Operators Registration and Identification number - eLearning course

Content of the course

This short eLearning module provides the key information on how to implement the Economic Operators Registration and Identification numbers Businesses and people wishing to trade must use the EORI number as an identification number in all customs procedures when exchanging information with Customs administrations.

Seemore information on EORI and consult also our online database.

Who is this course for?

EU economic operators and Customs officers of national administrations.

How was the course developed?

The content of this course has been developed by the European Commission with the support of a project group comprised of national experts under the Customs 2020 Programme .

How to use this eLearning course?

The eLearning modules are free to download and are easy to use.

They can be used as standalone courses (zip or 7z file which includes iso, exe, html or html5 formats) or integrated in your local LMS system (scorm format). Download and unpack the format of your choice using a file archiver/compressor software, for example 7-Zip, WinZip or WinRar

The ‘Quick Start Guide’ in the download package explains how to unpack and install the courses on your PC or system.

For the best performance of our eLearnings, we recommend in general the HTML5 format. This version does not include any Flash content and will run on most devices and modern browsers. To run the HTML5 version we recommend using the following specified browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 11 or later, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version);
  • Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version);
  • Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later.

For specific information on each course, please consult the following table.

If you still experience any technical problems or have any questions, please contact us by email at TAXUD-ELEARNINGatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (TAXUD-ELEARNING[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

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1. What does EORI mean to me?

2. Who needs a EORI number?

3. What do I need to do?

30 min


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