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Economic operators registration and identification system (EORI)

Starting from 1 July 2010 the traders who are engaged in foreign trade and to whom the VAT number(s) have been issued by other Member States are obliged to write these numbers in their EORI applications. This requirement arises from Article 2 of the Commission Regulation (EC) No 312/2009 of 16 April 2009.

Supplementary information on entering of the VAT numbers is available in "Example 3 (13.11 KB, PDF)".

On 1 July 2009, the Economic Operators Registration and Identification System (EORI) was introduced in all EU Member States for identification of economic operators as regards their customs related activities. Economic operators engaged in foreign trade who register themselves in the EORI system are given unique identification numbers (EORI numbers), which will be forwarded to the EORI central database.

Starting from 1 July 2009 the use of an EORI number enabling to identify economic operators within the entire EU customs territory became mandatory for all economic operators engaged in import or export of goods, transit transportations or when performing other customs related activities.

A legal representative of a legal entity may apply for a EORI number submitting the respective application electronically in the e-maksuamet/e-toll environment. The application form is accessible in subsections

  • e-tolliteenused
  • EORI registration

In the application you are expected to indicate definitely if you agree with making your EORI number, name and address accessible on the European Commission homepage.

Persons who are not registered in the Commercial Register of Estonia and who have the need to apply for an EORI number are required to:

  1. apply for registration with the register of non-residents in Estonia for getting the MRR number,
  2. conclude the contract for using of e-maksuamet/e-toll (e-Tax Board/e-Customs),
  3. submit the application for the EORI registration.

The electronic system of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board (ETCB) is accessible in the Estonian language only. If needed, please ask the official who accepted your MRR application for assistance.

In the Internet, it is possible to check a disclosed EORI number, name and legal address of a person via the data dissemination system DDS. If a person has not given consent for disclosure of these data, then it is possible check only the validity/invalidity of an EORI number in the DDS system.

The EORI system will be introduced on the basis of the Regulation (EC) No 312/2009 of 16 April 2009 amending Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code.

Regulation (EC) No 169/2010 of 1 March 2010 amending Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code.

How to correct the data amended in source registers (commercial register, population register) in the request for amendment of EORI data?

Please enter in the e-maksuamet/e-toll (e-Tax board/e-Customs) environment, which is accessible at our website and go to the EORI application.

Proceed as follows: after entering the e-maksuamet/e-toll, please select "E-tolliteenused" (E-customs services) and then "EORI".

The data valid in the EORI will be displayed, which you can change by clicking the button "Sisesta andmed" (Enter the data).

After clicking the button, the amended data of your company will be displayed in the section "ISIKU ANDMED" (Data of the person), click the button "Salvesta" (Save).

After you have checked the new data and are convinced that they are correct, please confirm your request for the amendment of the EORI data by clicking the button "Kinnita" (Confirm).

NB! After you have confirmed your request for the amendment of the EORI data, your amended data will automatically be transferred to the EORI central register, basically within 24 hours.

It is possible to enter the request for the amendment of the EORI data ca 1 week after you have amended the data in the commercial register/population register, because the changes made in the commercial register will be carried over to the register of taxable persons (MKR) of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board mostly within 1 week since they have been made.

For further information: 880 0814 or tolliinfo@emta.ee or the website of the European Commission.