Technology Update
Our present is the best guarantee for the future

France and Germany working on common e-invoicing format


France and Germany working on common e-invoicing format

The European Union works constantly to improve the effectiveness of economic activity in the internal market, with focus on digitization and business development so that there are no barriers to online opportunities. This is part of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market project, which aims to open up digital opportunities for people and businesses in the EU. Related to this transformation are European initiatives such as PEPPOL, a project focused on critical e-Procurement components and solutions for e-communications with any European government institution in the procurement process, increasing efficiencies and reducing costs.

Now, the head of the "Forum Elektronische Rechnung Deutschland (FeRD), Stefan Engel-Flechsig, has announced a Franco-German initiative on e-invoicing involving the development of a common technical standard for electronic accounting. These two countries started their bilateral cooperation in 2014, focused on two areas: a common Franco-German accounting form that can be used the same way in both countries and takes into account the requirements of the future EU accounting form, and dealing with legal requirements for e-invoices and scrutiny by the auditors in both countries.

The definition of this common standard is based on the concept of “hybrid calculation” consisting of a PDF A / 3 and XML UNCEFACT D16.B as ZUGFeRD, with the intention that SMEs can also take advantage of the process and exchange electronic invoices with their business partners. Five common profiles are defined (M, Basix WL, Basic, Comfort and Extended). The German-French standard will be given a common name and should be completed by March 2017 and in line with the data model and syntax with the European standard.

CEN agrees European e-invoicing standard syntax list

The CEN members have unanimously agreed that UBL and UN/CEFACT are the two syntaxes that shall set the future European standard. The next step will be creating the technical specifications to facilitate its implementation. With the new European standard for e-invoicing, the EU aims to encourage public procurement and e-commerce in the cross-border scope.

In this post we explain the new e-invoicing developments in the European Union for 2017 with a view to its becoming mandatory in 2018.

Would you like to find out more?

Ask for information.


Cloud Computing B2B Cloud Platform EDI ASP-SaaS e-Invoicing GDSN VMI EMCS VAN OFTP2 AS2 Certification Authority Digital Signature Outsourcing SLA Software EDICOM Events Expert Chat SaaS-ASP Corporate Information HUB GS1 CFDI PAC APP Associated Facturae Data Sync NOM151 partners EDICOM Retail public administrations Acreditations Web Portal EDI NF-e einvoicing Partner Web Portal SAP EDI Health Edicomdata ediwin CRP EBI Facture Demat ei Payroll Portal EDI Travel B2B EDICOMNet edi logistics SAFT-PT Ticket Portal Avaluos business@mail EDI Manufacturers CT-e NFS-e TSD UE 1169/2011 epayrolls SEPA factura electronica Conservazione Sostitutiva edi automotive customer support center comprobante de pago CAE rg1169 e-billing DTE e-awb fattura pa comprobantes fiscales electrónicos UE 1169/201 report nfc-e einvo contabilidad electronica CFE comprobante fiscal electronico Portail Chorus compliance eAWB xml-cargo peppol edicom air iata e-cargo facturación electrónica IVA Cargo-XML EDICOMAir SUNAT Perú SEE Business Mail Payrolls recibos de sueldo EDI Auto b2g eprocurement IVA ELECTRÓNICO sii PCRDD SII AEAT Expert Analysis Switzerland NHS edi academy comercio exterior EDICOM LTA sat event TURKEY paperless OFTP EDI Web facture électronique dématérialisation fiscale carrefour colombia CFDI Nóminas DIAN México SAF-T VAT Poland DESADV ASN Fatture B2B Costa Rica Chorus Pro AIFE facture électronique en France Administration Publique en France facture électronique en Europe moda Italia interoperabilidad suministro inmediato de información european union digitalización settore sanitario openpeppol european einvoicing global einvoicing electronic invoice billentis report informe billentis factura electrónica ecuador edicom sii norway VAT compliance tax administration franco-german einvoicing españa air freight sector UNCTAD aviso de expedición Advanced Shipped Notice Despatch Advice peppol network peppol standards peppol european union chile tendencias interoperability interconexión chorus factuurcongress SINTEL Brasil interoperabilidade foreign trade nhs e-procurement strategy peppol access point e-procurement trends digitization digital transformation SaaS edicomsii MMOG/LE latam global einvociing cybersecurity EDI financeiro white paper factura electrónica colombia fintech Govein fashion eIDAS e-archiving ebimap SME EDICOMLta e-commerce EDI financiero russia fattura b2b B2B e-Invoicing GDPR RTIR FACe FACeB2B portugal blockchain ItalyNSO B2G e-Invocing business@mailPharma vat compliance ar EDIHOSP GOVEIN19 EDICOMSignADoc

Follow us on

  • linkedin
  • rss