HM Government EORI Mythbuster
An Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number is a unique customs ID for businesses.
An EORI number issued by the UK will start with GB, followed by 12 digits. It will include the business’s VAT
registration number if they are registered for VAT.
An EORI number from the EU starts with different letters depending on the country that issued it – for example,
one issued in France will start with FR.
HM Government has published a document to help dispel some of the myths surrounding EORI and Brexit