EORI (Economic Operators Registration and Identification)
EORI is a central database of all customs parties in the European Union. An EORI number is required for every customs transaction in the EU. As a rule, a Swiss company does not require a number of this nature, except if it operates in the EU as a customs declarant (e.g. in the case of DDP deliveries, or it has a warehouse within the territory of the EU).
Swiss companies which require an EORI number need to get themselves registered in the EU country in which they operate. Registration in Switzerland is not possible. In Germany, for example, an authority named “Informations- und Wissensmanagement Zoll” (IWM) in Dresden is responsible for this. Detailed information about registration and the application form are available here: Application for EORI number in Germany.