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Identification of Official and Unofficial Participants

In order to perform customs operations, Participants shall be identified by an EORI code (Economic Operator Registration and Identification) and qualified as Participants (status of Participant).

The Customs and Monopoly Agency has provided a simplified procedure for the registration/identification/qualification of Participants at EXPO Milano 2015, as described below.

Official participants

To obtain an EORI code, Official Participants shall complete a special form (Form 1) - available on the PDMS-  which requires the Organizer to communicate to the Revenue Agency the data identifying the Commissioner General.

The EORI code shall be automatically assigned to the Commissioners General of Section on the basis of the data resulting from their registration in the Italian tax system (Tax ID or VAT number attributed by the Revenue Agency). The customs IT system shall record the EORI code in the relevant national database and update the EORI database of the EU.

The EORI code consists of the ISO alpha-2 code of Italy "IT" followed by the 11 digits of the Tax ID or VAT number.

The Revenue Agency shall assign the Tax ID and register the information concerning the "status" of Official Participant (see Circular letter no. 26/E of 7 August 2014).

The Organizer shall inform the participating State of the successful assignment of an EORI code.

If an EORI code has already been assigned in another EU country, exemptions/facilitations shall be granted only after the cancellation of the said code and the assignment of a new EORI code in Italy.

 

Unofficial participants

To benefit from the facilitations provided for, Unofficial Participants shall communicate their EORI codes to the Organizer by completing the appropriate form (Form 2) available on PDMS.

Unofficial Participants without EORI code shall:

  1. If established in an EU Country, apply for the code to the competent authority of the said country and communicate it to the Organizer by completing the form (Form 2) available on PDMS;
  2. If established in a non-EU Country, apply for the code to the Customs and Monopoly Agency through the Organizer by completing the appropriate request form (Form 3) available on PDMS. The Organizer shall inform the Participant of the successful assignment of the EORI code.

The Customs and Monopoly Agency shall enter in its registers the information on the "status" of Unofficial Participant on the basis of the communications received by the Organizer.