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CEN WS/BII2 1 Spreading interoperability in eProcurement processes across Europe Open Seminar Brussels December 6, 2012.

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1 CEN WS/BII2 1 Spreading interoperability in eProcurement processes across Europe Open Seminar Brussels December 6, 2012

2 CEN WS/BII2 Keynote by the European Commission Antonio Conte, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry Overview of the EC policy in the field of eProcurement, with a ‘post-award perspective’: the work of the eInvoicing multi-stakeholder Forum. 2

3 3 The Work of the European Multi-stakeholder Forum on e-Invoicing Open Seminar "Spreading Interoperability in e-Procurement processes across Europe" Brussels, 6 December 2012 Antonio Conte Unit E4 "Key Enabling Technologies and ICT" DG Enterprise and Industry – European Commission

4 4 Major developments over the last year - Growing political support to the deployment of e- invoicing - Mobilisation in almost all EU countries thanks to the establishment of National Fora - Good progress of the European Multi-stakeholder Forum on e-Invoicing

5 5 DG ENTR's paper on e-invoicing standardisation: overview, issues and conclusions for future actions Informal consultation of all relevant EU and International standardization organizations (CEN, ISO,OASIS, UN/CEFACT, GS1) Outstanding standardization issues are identified Outlines potential future actions

6 6 National Multi-stakeholder Fora on e-Invoicing Role Raising acceptance of e-invoicing Coordinate initiatives (legal, technical, etc.) Composition Balanced representation of stakeholders (e.g. public administrations, enterprises, financial organisations, service providers, standardisation bodies, consumers) To ensure a balanced representation in the European Forum, the Commission encourages the National Fora to appoint a representative from the public sector and a representative from the private sector All EU countries have set up National Fora except Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Malta and Romania (in progress).

7 7 European Multi-stakeholder Forum on e-Invoicing Role Address remaining barriers which prevent the exchange of e-invoices across EU Share experiences and good practices Monitor e-invoicing adoption Composition Representatives of National Fora European associations from the “user side”: SMEs, large corporate, and users European organizations and associations : CEN, ECB, Article 29 Working Party Observers from the "supply side" (bank associations, service provider association) and acceding country (Croatia) Organization of work 4 Activity Groups 2 meetings per year (next meeting : March 2013) First deliverables adopted in September 2013

8 8 EU Forum: First results of Activity Groups Monitoring the e-invoicing uptake at Member States and EU level - Leader: P. Breyne (BE) Collaboration with EUROSTAT to improve the statistical monitoring on e-invoicing (new questions on e-invoicing will be integrated to the 2014 questionnaire on "ICT usage in enterprises") The objective is to be able to collect "quantitative" information on the % of e-invoices (structured and unstructured) sent and received Exchange of experiences and good practices - Leaders: C. Bryant and N. Taylor (UK) A public consultation identified the main drivers of e-invoicing: the critical role of government policy and service providers National Fora are expected to discuss/react to the results of the consultation

9 9 EU Forum: First results of Activity Groups Propose appropriate solutions for remaining cross-border barriers - Leader: S. Engel-Flechsig (DE) No specific legal issue blocking cross-border e-invoicing has been identified but different legal systems in EU Member States bring additional complexity in particular as regards archiving, accounting, data protection and e-signatures. National situation will be further explored and notably the transposition of the VAT Directive Migration towards a single e-invoice data model - Leader: P. Potgieser (CEN) The migration does not appear feasible in the short/medium term The groups is investigating the production of a semantic reference model for the "core" components of an invoice A glossary of definitions for e-invoicing was prepared

10 10 E-invoicing in public procurement Single Market Act II (October 2012) with 12 key actions including "Make electronic invoicing the standard invoicing mode for public procurement" Legislative proposal expected in 2Q13 Public consultation ongoing (until 23/01/2013) to gather information on the existing use of e-invoicing and opinions on the planned launch of an EU initiative in this area. g_en.htm

11 11 Contact European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry Unit E4 "Key Enabling Technologies and ICT"y Enabling Techno B-1049 Brussels E-invoicing webpage: Activity Groups reports: invoicing/benefits/invoicing_forum_en.htm invoicing/benefits/invoicing_forum_en.htm

12 12 EU Enterprise ec.europa.eu/enterprise DG Enterprise and Industry Information and Contributions Online


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