When you want to purchase from brands outside the EU, or sell to retailers inside the EU, you will need an EORI number. This is a unique identifier for your company when dealing with Customs.
The EORI number is most often your existing VAT number without the last three characters.
For example, if your VAT number is NL123456789B01 your EORI number is NL123456789.
If you don't currently have a VAT number, or still have questions about the EORI number, you can contact your local tax office for more information.