If your company is not established in the European Union and you want to keep exporting as you always have, be aware of the new customs definition of ‘exporter of record ‘ (EOR). A major change to this definition enters into force on October 1, 2020. As of this date, all exporters must be established in the EU and must have an EORI number.
In the new exporter definition, a non-EU based company may no longer be cited as ‘exporter’ of goods in box 2 of the export declaration. This has major consequences when using the EX Works (EXW) delivery term : your EU-based supplier will become responsible for arranging the export declaration instead of you. If your company is not based in the EU, under the new definition it will also no longer be possible to make export declarations for supplies. It is also not possible to make export declarations for supplies from your local stock position.
When Focus on VAT acts as your company’s EU EOR, our name is registered as exporter on the customs declaration. With over 20 years of dedicated focus on EU customs rules, we ensure perfect EOR compliance. Whatever your products and wherever your goods originate or are destined, our compliance specialists have expertise and experience to help you export seamlessly and hassle-free.
… A competitive customised fee quote
… Oversight to ensure appropriate export of your products outside the EU
… Process control to ensure your company complies with all export regulations
… In-house advice from dual-use goods specialists
… Access to our network built on long-term relationships with European customs agents