Taxation and Customs Union

EORI - Economic Operators Registration and Identification number - eLearning course

Content of the course

This short eLearning module presents the key information to understand EORI numbers. 
Businesses and people wishing to trade must use the EORI number as an identification number in all customs procedures when exchanging information with Customs administrations.

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Who should study this course?

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

How to use this 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

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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 is divided into three units as follows:




Available languages


1.       What does EORI mean to me?

2.       Who needs a 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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