This is the typical procedure when importing an item from outside the EU.
Firstly, the EORI number.
Your EROI is your importer ID number. It coincides with your VAT registration number, but it needs to be activated. Obtaining one does not imply that you also have the other.
You cannot receive any delivery through Customs without having this number.
A word of caution: Ordering before obtaining the number can create a problem. If you receive anything that cannot be processed you will be charged for each day your cargo remains in the Custom’s warehouse until you can clear them.
It is better you be sure you can receive it!
For the application of the EORI obviously you need to be registered ( autonomo or company). It does not take more than a few days if all requisites are met.
In order to deal with the Customs formalities you will need a specialised agent. If your goods are being introduced into the EU using the services of a courier, such as DHL or similar, they will provide the service. Inquire about this when you contract the service.
VAT and importation tax.
Since the supplier will not include VAT in their invoice, you will need to pay for this at Customs. Your Customs agent will clear the goods after paying VAT and other applicable taxes.
If you are under the Retailer’s tax system ( Recargo de Equivalencia) you will also have to pay the RE overcharge ( 5.2%) at customs.
What to account.
In Quipu, besides the international invoice provided by your suppliers, you need to add any cost paid at Customs.