As the United Kingdom (UK) is soon leaving the European Union’s (EU) internal market, the EORI number GB will no longer be valid in order to carry out customs activities in the EU.

In order to allow you, as soon as the UK leaves the EU, to continue to fulfil your customs formalities in the EU, the General Administration of Customs and Excise advises you to submit a request for a Belgian EORI number via the enclosed form.

Important note: Where registration is required, according to the European Commission's EORI guidance document, economic operators not established in the customs territory of the Union must be registered by the customs authorities responsible for the place where they first lodge a declaration or apply for a decision.

If Belgium is the Member State where you first lodge a customs declaration or apply for a customs decision, we ask you to return this form duly completed and signed by e-mail at the address EORI.be@minfin.fed.be , with the following subject line: “BREXIT – Current EORI number GB…………”.

Your new EORI number thus allocated will be valid throughout the EU. The VAT numbers linked to your current EORI number GB can also be linked to your new EORI number.

As a reminder, an economic operator can only obtain one EORI number valid throughout the EU. Therefore, your EORI number issued by Belgium will only be activated after the UK leaves the EU. In addition, by returning the enclosed form, your company certifies that it does not submit another request for an EORI number in a Member State other than Belgium.

 Form Brexit (DOCX, 133.42 KB)