The Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) is a number, unique throughout the European Community, assigned by a customs authority in a Member State to economic operators (businesses) or persons. The implementation of EORI will ensure that the measures to enhance security introduced by the Security Amendment (Council Regulation 648/2005) and its Implementing Provisions will be more effective if EOs could be identified by reference to a common number unique to each EO within the EU. For all the economic operators who have a customs number the EORI identification number is generated automatically. All those with a customs number have been informed about this by the customs authorities in the form of a letter which requests their approval. Companies which have not been contacted by the customs authorities or wish to apply for a customs number for the first time should complete a serie of formalities and checks from the Spanish Tax Office. Abad Tax Advisors can help you to obtain your EORI.