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.


How to start and use this course?

The easy-to-use eLearning modules are accessible through free download. Please select the course in the download form.

For standalone use, please download the regular course zip folder (includes iso, exe, html or html5 formats). For integration in your local LMS system, please download the scorm zip folder. The Quick Start Guide available in the download package explains how to install the courses on your PC or system.


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 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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