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Bartlomiej Wojtowicz, Comarch EDI: “Directive 2014/55/EU has various development stages within Europe”

Although the Directive 2014/55/EU mandates all EU public administrations e-invoicing as of 27 November 2018, the level of preparation across Europe differs significantly.

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World’s largest buyer to adopt mandatory e-invoicing

World’s largest buyer to adopt mandatory e-invoicing

No, it’s not Walmart. And it’s not Exxon Mobile or Berkshire Hathaway either. The world’s largest buyer of goods and services, the U.S. Federal Government, has officially climbed aboard the e-invoicing bandwagon.

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EESPA + OpenPEPPOL Position Paper: reduce the amount of syntaxes

EESPA and OpenPEPPOL are very concerned by the provision in the Directive 2014/55/EU that all 300.000+ EU public sector contracting authorities will need to be able to receive electronic invoices expressed in any of a list of up to four syntaxes to be recommended by CEN TC 434 for a European core invoice standard. They propose 2 syntaxes.

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Germany prepares legislation to mandate future B2G e-invoicing

The German Ministry of Internal Affairs (BMI) has drafted new legislation to transpose the EU Directive 2014/55/EU into German legislation. However, the new German draft regulation has an ambition that goes far beyond the EU Directive 2014/55/EU.

It shall for example affect all invoices, regardless of the amount. In addition it paves the way for the government to define further requirements, for instance mandating suppliers to send invoices just in electronic format. The latter however has net yet been drafted.

Costa Rica aims for 100% B2B e-invoicing in 2017

As it stands today, Costa Rican companies are not yet required to use e-invoicing through the Costa Rican IT infrastructure. The only ones joining the system do so voluntarily. However this may change quickly when e-invoicing becomes mandatory.

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What does the ‘Brexit’ mean for UK Peppol implementations?

Will the Brexit undermine the current e-procurement strategy and throw it into turmoil? Or will e-trading remain a very real necessity in driving down costs and suppliers, who trade across Europe, will continue to benefit from a consistent, though locally developed, PEPPOL infrastructure?

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Mandatory XML e-invoicing towards Dutch central agencies as from 1 January 2017

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has decided that for all contracts signed after 1 January 2017, only accept XML electronic invoices from suppliers will be accepted. The Dutch government hopes to encourage other municipalities, provinces and water management organisations to switch as well. As these are not yet obliged to do so, yet.

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Indonesia: mandatory E-invoicing for ALL taxable enterprises as from 1 July 2016

Indonesia: mandatory E-invoicing for ALL taxable enterprises as from 1 July 2016

Since July 2015, the Directorate General of Taxes have been mandating enterprises in the Java and Bali region to use e-invoicing. In addition, it has since then also pointed out to all buyers of goods and services who receive tax invoices, to ensure that the received tax invoice received is an e-invoice (or and e-bill, from the consumer’s perspective).

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World Bank supports and strengthens Bangladesh’ e-procurement efforts

June 10, 2016  |  Asia, Government, Procurement

A new data centre with 200 terra-byte storage capacity will be set up with an additional financing of $10 million that the global agency approved in Washington.

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Norway: Digitization of B2G invoicing drives B2B invoicing market development

The Norwegian public sector has chosen to communicate through the PEPPOL network and in 2015, approximately 21 million electronic invoices were exchanged via PEPPOL Norway. The number of recipients that are connected to the network increases with more than 50 companies per day.

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