If you are a registered business and VAT registered in your own country, we need your Economic Operator Registration and Identification (“EORI”) number. Simply put, you need an EORI number to trade goods with countries outside of the EU. This number is unique to you, or your business, and is assigned by your country’s customs authority. The EORI system was introduced on 1st July 2009, replacing TURN.
Using your EORI number replaces the previous VAT process used when the UK was part of the EU.
If you are VAT registered in your own country an EORI number is very quick and easy to obtain on-line if you don’t have one. If you are unsure speak to your accountant.
The below website link will take you to the Customs’ website in your own country for assistance.Click here to find Customs Info for your country.
Please enter your EORI on the Checkout page of our website. We are unable to ship to you without an EORI number if you are a business and it will cause delivery delays if we do not have it. The courier may also have to return the goods to Foldabox, which will incur further costs.
If you are VAT registered you can claim back the VAT payment using your normal VAT reclaim process.
If you are not VAT registered in your own country and are running a small business, you will be importing the goods as an individual, not a company. Please do not add a company name in your delivery address. We do not need an EORI number but you will be charged VAT upon import of the product to your country. If you are not VAT registered you will be unable to claim back this additional cost. Previously Foldabox would have charged you 20% VAT, now you pay the VAT to your own government at the % applicable to your own country.