A VAT registered client has just informed me that he's paid to get an EORI number so that a client of his, based in California, will trade with him. I don't have much knowledge on trading inside and outside of the EU, but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have to pay for one. Is this correct? And could someone please explain to me in layman's terms the need for an EORI number whether a business is, or is not, VAT registered.
Thanking you in advance.