Assigned by the legal authorities in the European Union, the EORI (Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification) is a unique numerical figure that permits customs officials to recognize the economic operators in the economy and in certain instances other people of interest as well. The number is lawfully binding in all European Union member states. Every so often, the EORI number is mistaken for the VAT (Value Added Tax) number, an erroneous conclusion. EORI numbers from Ireland appear in such a way that the IE prefix precedes the enterprise’s VAT number. 

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