EORI number stands for “Economic Operators Registration and Identification number”; it helps identify individual economic operators within the European Union. Economic operators are any natural or legal person (e.g. limited companies or public limited companies) or legally responsible bodies of persons (e.g. GbR, OHG, limited partnership). This means that everyone importing to or exporting from the EU needs an EORI number. You can apply online and find more information on EORI at www.zoll.de.