XI EORI and getting ready for Brexit
13 November 2020
If you ship goods to/from Northern Ireland, have you got an XI EORI number?
From !st January 2021, the Northern Ireland Protocol kicks in and there are changes to the way goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. You will need an EORI number that starts with XI.
How do I get an XI EORI Number?
To get an XI EORI number, you must already have an EORI number that starts with GB. If you do not have one, apply for an EORI number that starts with GB as soon as possible.
If you already have an EORI number that starts with GB and HMRC thinks you need an XI EORI, they will automatically send you one in mid-December 2020.
A good source of free advice about moving goods between GB and Northern Ireland is the Trader Support Service. Sign up for the Trader Support Service before 23rd November and this will ensure you receive an XI EORI number.