EORI Registration compulsoryfor all import to & exports from EU countries
All VAT-registered exporters and importers located in the European Union need to have a valid ‘EORI’-number (Economic Operators Registration and Identification) since a few weeks. This is necessary for all companies / people holding a national VAT-registration. Please note it is not required for private/individual persons.
The EORI number is required when making customs declarations for importing or exporting goods, including live horses or other livestock. Companies who do not hold a valid EORI registration yet, can no longer act as importer or exporter.
If you should not have a valid EORI number yet, it is important to register at once with your national tax authority, otherwise your horse(s) will be held by customs at the border. Further information about the registration can be found on website listed below, where you need to select your home EU-country:
German clients can find more information on the website of German customs:
If you would have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
European Horse Services.
An article by Kathy Carter for International Horse Magazine
Melanie Huggett from HORSEjournals.com interviewed Kenneth Serrien, owner of Overseas Horse Services (OHS).
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Guidelines for shipment
USDA becomes more stringent.
for all import to & exports from EU countries
What comes in.... must go out !
no longer allowed into EU !
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