TO SEND YOUR GOODS TO THE EU AFTER JANUARY 1ST2021 YOU WILL NEE AN ECONOMIC OPERATOR REGISTRATION AND IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (EORI).
What is it?
It is an EU registration and identification number for all those business who import or export goods to and from the EU, and is used to identify you as the shipper.
Why does it matter?
When the UK leaves the EU, your business will need a EORI number to allow you to continue to import and/or export.
Importantly the shipper and receiver of the goods will both need an EORI. From January 1st2021 a UK EORI will not be recognised in the EU and an EU EORI will not be accepted in the UK.
You should ensure your EORI is in place as soon as possible. Apply here.