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Export Procedures

International trade developments: how will the information on Economic Operators (EOs) and their numbers be stored?

The Member State granting the number will validate the information included in the application form and process the information in both a national and an EU Commission database. In addition there will be an Internet website, managed by the Commission, containing limited data on EOs and their EORI numbers which will be available to the general public. Enquirers to the website will be able to find out if an EORI number is valid or not. They will not be told to whom the EORI belongs to nor will they be provided with any further information. Inclusion on this site will only happen with the express consent of the EO or person involved.

For further information on EORI see the GOV.UK website.