Depending on the sale, sellers may be listed as the Exporter of Record (EOR) to facilitate the export of the sold artwork. An EOR is the individual or the entity whose sold work will be exported out of the country.
As an EOR, you will be responsible for adhering to the customs processes required in the exporting country. An EIN, EORI or CBSA number may be required for a work to be properly exported.
Employer Identification Number (EIN)
An EIN is an Employer Identification Number associated with a United States business. This nine digit number is required by customs to export artworks $2,500.00 outside of the United States. Obtaining an EIN number is free and the application can be approved as soon as within one business day. If required, our shipping partner will reach out to you directly.
For further information please reference the EIN guide. You can apply for your EIN through the IRS Website.
Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI)
An Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) system number that is assigned to businesses and in some cases private individuals within the European Union and the United Kingdom. An EORI number is needed to export an artwork out of the European Union and the United Kingdom. If you have an EORI number, please provide this information to the Artsy Auction Operations team during contracting.
For more information please reference the UK EORI guide for further information. You can apply for your UK EORI through the HMRC website.
EU sellers may register for EU EORI numbers through their individual government websites.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) does not require export declaration for an artwork being exported from Canada to the United States. However, if you are exporting an artwork valued at $2,000 CAN or more to any other destination, an export declaration and a formal CBSA account is required. Please review the CBSA guide for further information.
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