Taxation and Customs Union

EORI - Economic Operators Registration and Identification number - eLearning course

This eLearning course was developed under the EU Cooperation Programme Customs 2013, in line with the legal specifications of the Community Customs Code (CCC). The course has at this stage not yet been updated to include possible amendments introduced by the new EU customs legislation, the Union Customs Code (UCC), entering into force as of 1st May 2016.

What is EORI?

As part of the 'Safety and Security Amendment' to the Community Customs Code a single registration number for economic operators that engage in customs activities has been mandatory since 1 July 2009. The number is called 'Economic Operators Registration and Identification number' (EORI). See also our database web page.

For economic operators EORI should reduce the administrative burden and simplify procedures, and for customs officers it should facilitate the identification of security risks and streamline procedures.

Who should study this course?

This training provides detailed practical guidance for EU economic operators and customs officials regarding the implementation of the Economic Operators Registration and Identification numbers (EORI).

How to use these eLearning course?

The eLearning modules are free to download and are easy to use.

They can be used as standalone courses (download the .zip file which includes iso, exe, html or html5 formats) or integrated in your local LMS system (scorm format).

The ‘Quick Start Guide’ in the download package explains how to install the courses on your PC or system.

For the best performance of our eLearnings, we recommend in general the HTML5 format. This version does not include any Flash content and will run on most devices and modern browsers. To run the HTML5 version we recommend using the following specified browsers:

  • Windows: Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 4.1 and later

For specific information on each course, please consult the following table.

If you still experience any technical problems or have any questions, please contact us by email at

How was the course developed?

The content of this course has been developed by the European Commission (Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union) with the support of a project team comprised of national experts. The course can be downloaded as a zip-archive.

The course is divided into three units as follows:




Available languages


1.       What does EORI mean for me?

2.       Who will need to apply for an EORI number?

3.       What do I need to do?

30 min


English, Bulgarian, Estonian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Slovak, and Macedonian

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