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EORI number in EU

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An EORI number means an identification number, unique in the customs territory of the European Union, assigned by a customs authority to an economic operator or to another person in order to register that person for customs purposes.

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This article continues the overview of certain aspects of the EU Customs Reform. In a previous article, the author described why and how the Commission intends to impose the obligations for importing goods on a single person, the importer in three variants: the regular importer, the deemed importer (for e-commerce) and the indirect customs representative representing both types of importers. In this article, the author focuses on the proposed import procedure, which consists of several consecutive steps.

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Can a direct customs representative amend what he has declared, if he erroneously indicated the wrong person instead of the actual importer who empowered him?
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Human beings are prone to making mistakes. Mistakes in customs declarations are no exception. Customs law allows them to be corrected. But it is not that simple. Does it apply to all mistakes and to all people who make them? Read the details in the article below.

Michael Lux

customs clearance
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Can a direct customs representative amend what he has declared, if he erroneously indicated the wrong person instead of the actual importer who empowered him?
21-04-2024

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customs clearance
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Saudi Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) introduces Clearance Within Two Hours Initiative
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customs clearance
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Paper or pixels? The dual challenge of document management in Ukraine’s e-customs clearance
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In the era of digital technologies, electronic customs clearance of goods has become a standard for many countries across the globe. Ukraine is no exception. However, unfortunately, even in the modern system, problems can arise that can significantly complicate and slow down customs clearance. One such problem is the provision of paper documents. In this context, it is crucial to clarify some issues that regulate the procedure for providing paper documents and the form of customs control during electronic customs clearance of goods in Ukraine. In this article, we present a real case that happened to us at the end of March 2023 in Odesa.

Dr Oleksii Fedotov , Artem Nazarko

customs clearance, IT systems, databases
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