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E invoicing action plan, state of play

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E invoicing action plan, state of play

  1. 1. 20/12/2011 e-Invoicing Action Plan State of playMichel CatinatHead of Unit ”ICT for Competitiveness and IndustrialInnovation” CEN WS eINV3 Open Meeting Brussels, 12 December 2011 European Commission Enterprise and Industry European Commission ‹#› Enterprise and IndustryAgenda• Realisation of Communication’s actions• Establishment of the European and National Fora European Commission ‹#› Enterprise and Industry 1
  2. 2. 20/12/2011Communication : “Reaping the benefits ofe-invoicing for Europe” (2010) • Objective : “The Commission wants to see e-invoicing become the predominant method of invoicing by 2020” • Current situation : Enterprises sending and/or receiving e- invoices : 31 % (2010-Eurostat) European Commission ‹#› Enterprise and IndustryCommunication : “Reaping the benefits ofe-invoicing for Europe” (2010) 4 Key Priorities 1. Ensure a consistent legal environment for e- invoicing 2. Achieve mass market adoption by reaching SMEs 3. Stimulate an environment that creates maximum reach 4. Promote a common semantic data model European Commission ‹#› Enterprise and Industry 2
  3. 3. 20/12/2011Communication : “Reaping the benefits ofe-invoicing for Europe” (2010) 1.Ensure a consistent legal environment for e- invoicing Transposition of the new VAT Directive : Poland, Germany have already implemented new rules for e-invoicing under the current VAT Directive which are consistent with the rules as from 2013. A revision of the e-signatures Directive : In 2012 : Legislative proposal for a “Pan European framework for electronic identification, authentication and signature” European Commission ‹#› Enterprise and IndustryCommunication : “Reaping the benefits ofe-invoicing for Europe” (2010) 2.Achieve mass market adoption by reaching SMEs  Support SMEs in “Digital Supply Chains” Two new projects in the “tourism” and “food supply chain” to be launched in 2012 3.Stimulate an environment that creates maximum reach  Code of Practice Draft submitted to public review European Commission ‹#› Enterprise and Industry 3
  4. 4. 20/12/2011Communication : “Reaping the benefits ofe-invoicing for Europe” (2010) 4.Promote a common semantic data model CEN will design implementation guidelines for the UN/CEFACT CII data model CWA 16356 available : “European Core Invoice data model with UN/CEFACT CII Implementation Guideline” UN/CEFACT should pursue the development of e-business messages that are complementary to the e-invoice European Commission ‹#› Enterprise and IndustryCommunication : “Reaping the benefits ofe-invoicing for Europe” (2010)Governance for e-invoicing adoption atnational and European level :1. Member States should put in place “Nationalmulti-stakeholder e-invoicing fora”-National Fora established in 18 Member States-Representation of various stakeholders categories(provider and user side) European Commission ‹#› Enterprise and Industry 4
  5. 5. 20/12/2011Communication : “Reaping the benefits ofe-invoicing for Europe” (2010)2.The Commission will establish a “Europeanmulti-stakeholder e-invoicing forum”- 1st meeting of the Forum in September 2011- 4 Working groups on "standardisation", "legalbarriers", "exchange of good practices", and"monitoring adoption“- Next meeting in March 2012 European Commission ‹#› Enterprise and Industry Information and Contact Web sites: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/ict/e-invoicing http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/taxation/vat/traders/in voicing_rules/index_en.htm e-Mail: entr-ict-for-comp-and-innovation@ec.europa.eu European Commission ‹#› Enterprise and Industry 5
  6. 6. 20/12/2011DG Enterprise and IndustryInformation and contributions online ec.europa.eu/enterprise http://www.youtube.com/euenterprise @EU_enterprise EU Enterprise European Commission ‹#› Enterprise and Industry 6

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