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Meeting with Iceland Customs

At the invitation of the Acting Director General of Iceland Customs, Mr. Sigurður Skúli Bergsson, WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya visited Reykjavik on 20 December 2018.

Mr. Snorri Olsen, who recently took up the position of Director, Internal Revenue after serving as Director General of Iceland Customs for 21 years, and Ms. Sigfríður Gunnlaugsdóttir, International Affairs Manager, also attended the meeting with Secretary General Mikuriya.

The issues covered during the meeting ranged from how Customs administrations have evolved over the past 21 years and the ongoing changes in the Customs environment to the discussions held during the December 2018 Policy Commission, in which Iceland Customs participated, including the impact of digital technology and the growth in the number of international travellers.

Given the WCO’s current focus on Small Island Economies, Dr. Mikuriya suggested that Iceland share its success story, built on the use of information technology and enhanced human resource management in Customs, with the international Customs community as a whole.

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What is EORI number and what is used for?

  • The EORI number serves as a unique identifier for subsequent communication with the customs authorities of all Member States of the European Union.

How do I get the EORI number?

What documents do I submit at the first export, import?

  • EORI ID number.
  • Verified copy of Business Register listing and VAT registration number.
  • The power of attorney for representation in the customs procedure must be signed by the statutory body according to the extract from the Business Register.

What must be on the invoice?

  • Delivery terms according to INCOTERMS (who pays for the transport and its price to be divided into CZ, EU and third countries)
  • Number and type of packages
  • Gross and net weight
  • Mode of transport and license number of the means of transport, in the case of a piece consignment a license number of a car that arrives at the local customs office
  • Customs office of exit from the EU

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