The Economic Operators Registration Identification (EORI) system was enabled in 2009 at European Union level. The purpose of the EORI system is to assign an unique registration number to economic operators working with Customs authorities throughout the European Union. In Cyprus, all companies and sole traders involved in cross-border trading activities are required to obtain an EORI reference number. The EORI number resembles the Cypriot VAT number in order to avoid changes in the tax and Customs’ operating systems. The EORI number is assigned to both Cypriot importers and exporters and is used for processing entry and exit declaration with the Customs authorities for shipments in and outside the European Union. The EROI number is displayed to all EU Customs authorities and the system is interconnected.
All Cypriot companies or sole traders involved in cross border economic activities are required to register and apply for an EORI number with the Customs and Excise Department. Local companies must file a C1000 form with the Department. Cyprus also allows economic operators outside the EU register in the country if they have not applied for an EORI number yet. In order to obtain the reference number they are requested to file forms C1000 and C1000D and the EORI number they have obtained will be valid throughout the European Union. For EORI registration you can appeal to the services of our Cypriot lawyers.
The following documents are required from sole traders when applying for an EORI number in Cyprus:
If appointing a representative, a power of attorney or other certification must be supplied.
Foreign companies applying for an EORI number in Cyprus are required to supply the same documents as local companies. EORI number registration applications are processed in one to five days.
For information related to import and export procedures you can contact our law firm in Cyprus.
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