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Export Control Joint Unit to make EORI numbers mandatory on license applications and registrations

Published on: 30 September 2021

Export Control Joint Unit news

The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) will make it mandatory for exporters to include their Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number on most licence applications and registrations from late autumn.

The mandatory requirement on *SPIRE will apply to applications for export control licences where a declaration is made to HMRC’s Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) or the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS), replacing CHIEF.
 
The measure is expected to be introduced in November 2021. 
 
Further information, including the action you need to take if you trade internationally, can be found here
 
*The export control organisation’s online export licensing system.