Eeyore, for anyone who has not read the Winnie the Pooh stories to their children, is a sad and gloomy donkey who always thinks the worst will happen to him. He may be a model for some of our MPs. At the time of writing it looks as if Brexit may go ahead, but let’s be honest, who knows.
Now irrespective of your personal views on this, in our opinion, many, if not most, businesses want the clarity a final decision would provide so they can get on with their lives. Calling the whole thing off or proceeding to leave the EU would start to provide this, but for those companies who currently do business with EU countries there are some basics which, assuming that it does go ahead, need to be complied with. In particular, if you have not got an EORI – an Economic Operator Registration and Identification – you are not going to be able to import and export physical goods with Europe.
We recently came across this excellent guide to EORI, in the Simply Business newsletter, and we’re posting the link here as a service to any of our clients (or indeed anyone who is not a client), so they can find out the details themselves. If you are unsure, or simply want some more advice, please get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to remove any sad gloominess.