With the introduction of the ATLAS release 8.4/version AES 2.1, planned for November 5th 2011, the German customs number will be replaced by the EORI number (EORI = Economic Operators Registration and Identification System). Everyone involved in commerce, who fills out or has customs documentation filled out for them, will be identified by this EU-wide, uniquely assigned registration number.
If you need any further information on this new identification number, your contact person in our customs division is Mr. Rainer Sirtl – tel. +49 (0) 8669 358 122. He will be happy to answer your questions on the subject.