Business Plan for a CEN Workshop on eInvoicing phase 3

The Kick-off meeting of the eInvoicing Phase 3 Workshop of CEN took place in Brussels on 9 February 2010. The Business Plan was approved by the plenary meeting.

One of the most  recent meetings took place in Madrid on April, the 28th and the 29th, close to the High Level “Electronic invoicing in Europe” conference, organised by the European Commission  in collaboration with the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU.

By the end of 2009 Phase 2 of the eInvoicing Workshop finalized sucessfully its activities and delivered official CWAs.

  • CWA 16046
    Adoption programme for increased eInvoicing in European business processes
  • CWA 16047
    eInvoicing Compliance Guidelines Commentary to the compliance Matrix
  • CWA 16048
    Monitoring legal requirements for cross-border eInvoicing and recommendation of changes in the legal environment
  • CWA 16049
    Assessing new business processes and technologies for eInvoicing
  • CWA 16050
    Framework for the emerging network infrastructure of eInvoicing service providers throughout Europe

A web portal site (‘Gateway‘) has been established, with a lot of additional information and background.

Other deliverables of Phase 1 (2006):

  • CWA 15574
    Commission Recommendation 1994/820/EC October 1994, proposed revision with the requirements of Directive 2001/115/EC, present day e-Commerce practices and revised definition of EDI Electronic Data Interchange
  • Annex to CWA 15574
  • CWA 15575
    The list of invoice content details identified in the directive 2001/115/EC expressed as UN/CEFACT Core Components
  • CWA 15576
    Recommendation to allow coded identifiers as an alternative to the current unstructured clear text identifications
  • CWA 15577
    A standardised set of codes with definitions to replace plain text clauses in eInvoice messages for VAT exemptions
  • CWA 15578
    Survey of VAT Data Element usage in the Member States and the use of codes for VAT Exemptions (containin Annex 1 & 2)
  • Annex 3 to CWA 15578 (excel file)
  • Annex 4 to CWA 15578 (excel file)
  • CWA 15579
    E-invoices and digital signatures. This version was published in 2007 and supersedes the 2006 one
  • CWA 15580
    Storage of Electronic Invoices
  • CWA 15581
    Guidelines for eInvoicing Service Providers
  • CWA 15582
    eInvoice Reference Model for EU VAT purposes specification

Additionally to this CEN Workshop, there is another one: CEN Workshop on ‘Business Interoperability Interfaces on public procurement in Europe’ Phase 2 (WS/BII 2).

The Kick-off meeting of the BII phase 2 Workshop took place in Malmö, Sweden on 10 February 2010. Here is the official approved Business plan.


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