As an economic operator you can have not more than one unique EORI number, because the EORI number serves as a Europe-wide identification feature (Article 1(18) of the Delegated Regulation supplementing the Union Customs Code (i.e. Delegierte Verordnung zum UZK – DA) and Article 7(2) of the Regulation implementing the Union Customs Code (Durchführungsverordnung zum UZK – IA)). Any unincorporated parts of your company (branches or permanent establishments not having the capacity to perform legal acts), however, cannot have their own unique EORI number.
Should General Directorate of Customs’ Master Data Management office in Dresden (GZD – DO Dresden – Stammdatenmanagement) establish that you are registered as an economic operator with several EORI numbers, one or more of which had been assigned to unincorporated parts (branches or permanent establishments) of your company – which may be the case during the transition period – you will be contacted by GZD – DO Dresden – Stammdatenmanagement. Any such EORI numbers assigned provisionally to unincorporated businesses (branches or permanent establishments) will be deactivated on a specific date which will have been agreed in consultation with you. In the course of such changeover, the relevant unincorporated parts of your company may, where appropriate, be assigned a branch number, and must thereafter identify themselves in ATLAS with both the EORI number and such additional branch number.