The Finance Minister, in response to a recent parliamentary question, indicated that around 3000 businesses with UK import/export trade do not yet have an EORI number.
Irish businesses and other EU companies that trade goods with the UK should take steps to prepare for 2021 Brexit by obtaining an EORI number as it will be required.
An EORI number is an Economic Operator Registration and Identification number.
If a business interacts with the customs authorities in anyEuropean Union (EU) country ortrades with a non-European Union (EU) country it will need an EORI number.
All goods must be classified for customs purposes when importing or exporting into or out of the EU and the assigned classification code will determine the Customs Duty to be paid on imported products.
If you are VAT registered your EORI number will be aligned with your VAT number, but you still need to apply for it with the Revenue Commissioners.
You can check if you are EORI registered by using EORI Checker.
You can see more information here: https://parfreymurphy.ie/eori-number-importing-exporting-goods/