COUNTRY PROFILES

Click on the country tabs below to find out more about Peppol adoption in these jurisdictions.

Please contact info@peppol.eu if you would like to share information about Peppol adoption in any country not listed here.

National Context

The Australian Government is promoting eInvoicing to deliver efficiency, productivity, and digitalisation benefits for Australian business and the Australian economy.

eInvoicing is not mandatory for Australian businesses, but there are some mandates for government agencies.

While the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is the Australian Peppol Authority (APA), tax compliance is not the driver for eInvoicing in Australia and the ATO does not have access to eInvoices being transmitted via the Peppol network.

Federal, state and territory governments have taken action to lead and promote the adoption of eInvoicing in Australia:

From 1 January 2020 federal agencies began paying eligible eInvoices within 5 days

By 1 July 2022 all federal government agencies must be able to receive eInvoices

Investment into education activities to improve business awareness of eInvoicing and adoption.

  • State and territory governments are also taking action to implement eInvoicing

About the use of Peppol

In 2018, the Australian and New Zealand governments entered into the Australia and New Zealand Government Electronic Invoicing Arrangement for a common approach to eInvoicing.

In 2019, recognising the benefits of a global framework, the Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers announced the adoption of the Peppol Interoperability Framework.

Australia and New Zealand established separate Peppol Authorities; however, the two authorities work closely in partnership to streamline operations, maximise consistency and reduce costs for stakeholders.

Peppol Authority

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) became the Australian Peppol Authority (APA) on behalf of the Australian Government on 31 October 2019. New legislation was passed to enable the ATO to administer eInvoicing.

Each PA in participating countries can agree specific national requirements with approval by OpenPeppol. The Peppol Authority Specific Requirements for Australia can be found here.

Functions of the APA include:

  • defining Australian requirements and managing localised specifications for use of the Peppol standards (e.g. GST)
  • accreditation of Peppol Service Providers (SPs) for Australia
  • supporting and ensuring accredited SP adhere to Peppol and local requirements
  • educating, promoting, and supporting the adoption of Peppol
  • supporting and engaging with the wider Peppol community
  • engaging countries in the region to promote Peppol and maximise interoperability and alignment.

Use of Peppol in Australia

Australia-specific requirements

The APA has defined specific requirements for SPs providing Access Point (AP) or Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) services in Australia, including the mandatory registration of end users in the Peppol Directory. These are contained in:

  • until 1 July 2022 – Australia’s Annex 5 to the Transport Infrastructure Agreement
  • from 1 July 2022 – Australia’s PA Specific Requirements (link to be added when available)

Accreditation

The APA has an accreditation framework for SPs providing AP or SMP services in Australia to ensure both Australian and international SPs meet the requirements to operate in Australia.

A-NZ specifications

eInvoice:         Australia and New Zealand have localised Peppol BIS Billing to ensure invoices that adhere to Australian and New Zealand tax and business requirements can be exchanged using Peppol:

  • A-NZ Peppol BIS Billing (invoice) specification (mandatory)
  • A-NZ self-billing specification (optional).

A-NZ specifications and associated guidance notes are on the A-NZ Peppol GitHub

eProcurement: The Peppol eProcurement specifications can be used in Australia.

eDelivery:          All participants on the Peppol network must adhere to the Peppol eDelivery Network Specifications.

Current developments

The APA is undertaking the following activities to promote and foster adoption:

  • education activities to raise business awareness and adoption, including a media campaign
  • supply chain pilots with large businesses to gain insights and increase adoption
  • engagement and partnering with stakeholders representing key economic sectors to champion and drive adoption economy wide
  • increasing public sector adoption:
    • federal government agency adoption by 1 July 2022
    • supporting and encouraging state, territory, and local government adoption
  • working with payment providers to improve the payment experience with eInvoices.

Further information

Australian Peppol Authority

Australian Peppol Authority | ATO Software Developers

Australian Peppol Authority

E-invoicing | Australian Taxation Office

E-invoicing | business.gov.au

Useful links

Accreditation process for new Peppol service providers

Established Peppol service provider accreditation process

A-NZ GitHub – document and specifications repository

New Zealand e-invoicing

Peppol.eu including network and message specifications

 

Contact and support

Australian Peppol Authority:                       

E-mail: eInvoicing@ato.gov.au

Page last updated: 3rd December 2021

National context

E-Invoicing the Federal Government is mandatory since January 1st 2014. All Austrian suppliers (and foreign suppliers that have the technical means) of the Austrian Federal Government are obliged to use e-Invoices according to the Austrian ICT consolidation law (IKTKonG). The use of the Peppol Transport Infrastructure for sending e-Invoices, based on Peppol specifications, is an accepted method of e-Invoicing.

Peppol invoices can be transmitted to the Austrian Federal Government by foreign and domestic suppliers using the Peppol Transport Infrastructure. In either case, the e-Invoice is directly submitted to the accounting system of the Austrian Federal Government which triggers the same handling process.

Ministry and subordinated departments that are able to receive documents via Peppol:
https://www.erechnung.gv.at/erb?p=info_department&locale=en_GB

Other public sector entities are being integrated (e.g. states, municipalities and government owned companies) into the invoicing solution on a voluntary basis (incl. Peppol).

Use of Peppol

The Peppol Transport Infrastructure is used for e-Invoicing the Federal government.

A centralised public Peppol Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) is currently in use.

Approximately 5000 users are enabled as Peppol receivers.

Peppol BIS 04A v2 and BIS 05A v2 (partially) are implemented in BRZ.

Peppol Service Metadata Publisher
The centralised public SMP is operated by BRZ.
http://smp.peppol.at

Peppol support provided

support-erb@brz.gv.at operated by BRZ

https://www.erechnung.gv.at/go/peppoldelivery?locale=en_GB

Onboarding support to Access Point and SMP providers
Support is only provided on a best-effort basis upon request by email, as BRZ is not a Peppol Authority.

Testing and Conformance

Test upload on www.erechnung.gv.at for testing XML invoices prior to submission
Special test website test.erechnung.gv.at for all features
Special test web service for testing automated invoice delivery
Special test Peppol participant identifier 9915:test (AS2)

Other support activities

Open forum: www.ebinterface.org

Contact points

Representative
Bundesrechenzentrum Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
(Austrian Federal Computing Centre)

Technical: support-erb@brz.gv.at
General information: Gottfried Kalckstein, Gottfried.Kalckstein@brz.gv.at

Success story

Hewlett Packard and the Austrian Government connected via Peppol

 

Latest Updated 2nd of May 2022

National Context

Like many other countries, digitisation of the economic landscape creates many opportunities and challenges in Belgium. Invoicing is generally perceived as a strategic process that can boost wide adoption of end-to-end automation in business and administrative processes, underpinning such digitisation.

Belgium adheres to the European vision, that recognises eInvoicing and eProcurement as a source of significant efficiency increase.

According to studies ordered by the Belgian Service for Administrative Simplification, converting the one billion invoices exchanged in Belgium each year into effective eInvoices is expected to generate savings of at least €3,5 billion per year. Consequently, the Belgian public sector takes many measures to stimulate generalisation of eInvoicing.

About the use of Peppol

The positioning of Business-to-Government (B2G) eInvoicing is carefully designed to stimulate and support this generalisation process. More specifically, the model that enterprises must implement to send their invoices to the Belgian government, must also be suitable for B2B exchanges. This is the main reason for:

  • adopting the Peppol approach in B2G eInvoicing
  • promoting its adoption for other exchanges (B2B)
  • developing instruments to support this evolution, such as belgium.beand Hermes

The Belgian government identified Peppol as the open, standards-based interoperability model that enables the delivery of any procurement-related eDocument from any sender to any receiver, in a suitable and affordable way.

Peppol is not a private operator. It is not perceived as concurrent to other existing solutions. Rather, it complements them, by offering a set of easily implemented guidelines to create an open, interoperable ecosystem composed of correspondents, operators, editors, and authorities, each filling a specific role.

If properly understood and rolled out, Peppol has the potential to enable the same level of performance and universality as the postal system in the paper-based world. Consequently, the roll out of Peppol in Belgium is a key component of the Belgian eProcurement generalisation strategy.

Since April 1st, 2016, the public sector recommends Peppol as the most convenient channel to receiving invoices.

Peppol Authority

Consistent with this strategy, since 1st January 2016, the Federal Public service Policy and support (BOSA) fulfils the duties of Peppol Authority for the country of Belgium. BOSA is charged with different transversal missions for the Federal government, also supporting digital transformation initiatives. The role of the Peppol Authority therefore perfectly fits with the missions of BOSA.

For more information about BOSA please visit https://bosa.belgium.be/

Each PA in participating countries can agree specific national requirements with approval by OpenPeppol. The Peppol Authority Specific Requirements for Belgium can be found here.

Further information

For a more detailed presentation of the Belgian approach, including specific guidelines applying to Belgium, contacts at the Belgian Peppol Authority, practical information about operators and editors, tools and instruments offered by the Public sector, awareness material and many more, please visit the official page of the Belgian Peppol Authority.

Useful links

The Belgian Peppol Authority official page discusses the following aspects:

Contact and support

General information:                                               

E-mail: peppol@bosa.fgov.be

 

Page last updated: 20th October 2021

National Context

In Denmark, electronic invoicing is mandatory for suppliers of goods and services when doing business with public authorities and public institutions. Invoice senders have the option of sending their invoices in the either Peppol or the national OIOUBL format. Public sector invoice recipients must support both, so senders have full discretion in the choice of format. There is currently no mandate for B2B invoicing, nor for any other business documents

About the use of Peppol

In Denmark, 99% of all B2G invoices are already electronic, in either of the accepted formats. The focus of current initiatives is to improve B2B uptake and expand the use of electronic business documents up the procurement chain to orders and catalogues.

Peppol Authority

The Danish Business Authority (ERST) has the role of Peppol Authority, which means that ERST is responsible for the registration of companies that wish to become an Access Point (AP) or a Service Metadata Publisher (SMP).

ERST is also responsible for:

  • reporting
  • securing the national interests of Denmark in this context
  • aligning overarching interests in the eBusiness space with other agencies
  • quality assurance of the operators’ services
  • ensuring the long-term adoption of eProcurement, using the Peppol Network as the platform

Use of Peppol in Denmark

International suppliers may encounter requests to deliver electronic business documents in the Nemhandel OIOUBL format. The recommendation from the Danish Business Authority is to contact the recipient’s eInvoicing service provider (or equivalent in-house department). Danish e-invoicing providers are usually able and willing to convert between OIOUBL and Peppol documents.

It is mandatory for public authorities and institutions to be listed in the Danish SMP, Nemhandelsregisteret (NHR), as Peppol invoice recipients. This requires a Danish national eSignature login. For service providers that have a customer that needs to be registered in NHR but do not have such a login, the customer can register themselves using their own credentials.

Denmark currently has no local extensions to the Peppol standard. However, a number of syntax validation rules pertain specifically to Danish Parties, to ensure that fields like business registry numbers are used correctly.

Further information

Nemhandel website: www.nemhandel.dk

ERST website: www.erst.dk

Contact and support

Jakob Stenfalk

Peppol Authority representative:                         eMail: peppol@erst.dk

Technical support:                                                   eMail: support@nemhandel.dk

All other enquiries:                                                   eMail: peppol@erst.dk

Page last updated: 19th October 2021

October 2021

National context

eInvoicing roadmap

Gradual implementation of the B2G eInvoicing mandate enters into its last phase on 1st January 2020, with the obligation becoming applicable to all businesses dealing with the public sector.

In the meantime, the French government has codified an extension of the B2G mandate to B2B eInvoices into the 2020 Finance law. The timeline of the roll-out plan will gradually become applicable for companies depending on their size, beginning from 1st January 2023 and no later than 1st January 2025, along with a tax clearance model.

French eInvoicing portal CHORUS PRO

CHORUS PRO is accessible by any service provider, private and public organisations though EDI, API or Web portal for PDF upload meaning that, depending on their choice, organisations will be able to directly access the current CHORUS PRO.

The platform will provide a number of notifications to the sender: received, rejected, ongoing, delivered to the buyer, suspended (waiting for attachments), processed to payment etc.

The platform performs validation of files upon entry and returns an application response to the sender.

This validation is made also against mandatory fields: order reference if requested by the buyer and party identifiers. For securing routing to the recipient service every contracting authority is identified by a National SIRET number and/or a service code.

CHORUS PRO accepts basic structured formats Peppol BIS 3 invoices.

Peppol invoices are centrally managed by a single access point currently operated by PAGERO and assigned to provide support to other Peppol APs or end users.

About the use of Peppol

The following Peppol components are in use in France:

  • Transport Infrastructure (SMP/Access Point)
  • eInvoicing
  • eSignature Validation Service
  • Invoice Response
Further information

For information related to support for the Access Point provided by PAGERO, please see:

Webpage: https://www.pagero.fr/peppol/

Technical information: https://pagero.com/project-pagers/aife

Contacts

AIFE

Webpage: https://portail.chorus-pro.gouv.fr/aife_csm/?id=aife_contact

Pagero

General information

eMail: peppolassist@pagero.fr

Pagero

Technical support

Webpage: https://support.pagero.com

 

Page last updated: 21st April 2022

National Context

The State Treaty on IT establishing the IT Planning Council lays the groundwork for cooperation on the use of information technology in federal and state public administration (Article 91c of the Basic Law, State Treaty on IT).

The IT Planning Council is the central body responsible for National IT cooperation. The amendment gave the Federal Government exclusive authority to pass legislation concerning a core network for federal and state public administration.

As part of the implementation of the Directive 2014/55/EU on electronic invoicing in public procurement in Germany, the National IT Planning Council made the following decisions:

  • in June 2017, it was mandated for public authorities to receive and process XRechnung invoices. The XRechnung is a Core Invoice User Specification (CIUS) of the European Norm (EN) 16931 on e-invoicing. The KoSIT (Coordination Office for IT Standards) was given the responsibility to maintain XRechnung
  • in June 2018 the Coordination Office for IT Standards (KoSIT) became the German Peppol Authority
  • in October 2018, the National IT Planning Council decided that every public authority must be reachable via Peppol if they offer a service for electronic invoices. It is determined by the dates of the European Directive 2014/55/EU.

About the use of Peppol

The following Peppol components are currently in use in Germany:

  • Transport Infrastructure (Access Points and SMP providers)
  • eInvoicing

It is planned to integrate the whole post-award purchasing process progressively.

Since the eInvoicing component is set up and running, the next post-award process that should be integrated is eOrdering.

Peppol Authority

KoSIT is the German Peppol Authority. It is located within the eGovernment division of the core administration of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen and is a permanent organisation of the National IT Planning Council.

The main tasks of KoSIT are to assist the IT Planning Council in adopting IT interoperability and IT security standards and to manage joint federal and state-level eGovernment projects.

Another key task of the KoSIT in the role of the German Peppol Authority (PA) is the definition of national specifications regarding eInvoicing. Each PA in participating countries can agree specific national requirements with approval by OpenPeppol. The Peppol Authority Specific Requirements for Germany can be found here.

Use of Peppol in Germany

Reaching German public administrations via Peppol network requires compliance with the standard XRechnung or, in addition, for foreign countries, compliance with the standard Peppol BIS Billing. Further information about XRechnung can be found here: https://www.xoev.de/

Addressing the German public administration requires the PeppolID and in addition the LeitwegID for internal routing. The LeitwegID is provided by the department receiving the invoice.

For information relating to testing, please see the document here: https://www.xoev.de/sixcms/media.php/13/peppol_testing.pdf

Current developments

Our intention is that all eProcurement components will be integrated via Peppol, including Pre-Award processes (eSourcing, eNotification/eTendering, eAwarding and eContract) as well as Post-Award processes (eCatalogue, eOrdering, eInvoicing, ePayment).

Use of the Peppol Directory is planned to become mandatory in 2022.

Use of Message Level Response (MLR) is planned to become mandatory in 2023.

Further information

Further information for sending and receiving electronic invoices can be found here: https://www.xoev.de/peppol-21513

To keep the German Service Provider Community informed and to discuss changes and developments, regular focus meetings and network meetings are organised by the German PA. Further information can be found here: https://www.xoev.de/peppol/termine-fuer-die-nationale-service-provider-community-21993

Useful links

KoSIT home page:                                                      https://www.xoev.de/

National specifics in the Peppol Network:          https://www.xoev.de/peppol/peppol-national-specifics-english-version-21467

Peppol topics including specifications:               https://www.xoev.de/peppol-21513

XRechnung topics including specifications:      https://www.xoev.de/xrechnung-16828

Contact and support

Please email:                                                             peppol@finanzen.bremen.de

Koordinierungsstelle für IT Standards (KoSIT) / German Peppol Authority

Freie Hansestadt Bremen

Der Senator für Finanzen

Langenstraße 10-12

28195 Bremen

Page last updated: 3rd December 2021

National Context

In Iceland, electronic invoicing is mandatory for suppliers of goods and services to public authorities. All public authorities and agencies are Peppol-enabled, and capable of receiving electronic invoices through the Peppol network, using the Peppol BIS specifications.

Invoicing between private enterprises through the Peppol network is also increasing rapidly. The Icelandic EDI community has approved guidelines for migrating from EDIFACT documents to Peppol BIS and will move message handing to the Peppol Network in the near future.

About the use of Peppol

In 2013, the Ministry of Finance issued Regulation 505/2013, to clarify issues on electronic invoicing and enable electronic invoicing through service providers, thereby establishing the four-corner model of exchange. In 2018, the Ministry also issued Regulation 252/2018, mandating public authorities to build receiving capabilities for electronic invoices based on Peppol BIS.

Peppol Authority

The Icelandic Financial Management Authority became the Icelandic Peppol Authority in 2020, but there is a long history of prior Peppol use in the country. Peppol Service providers were established, together with support for Peppol BIS and CEN BII document formats back in 2012.

Each PA in participating countries can agree specific national requirements with approval by OpenPeppol. The Peppol Authority Specific Requirements for Iceland can be found here.

Use of Peppol in Iceland

The Icelandic standard is responsible for the localisation of some Peppol BIS documents and has published guidelines for implementation in Icelandic. The XML specifications for these documents follow the Peppol BIS methodology and structure. They have been approved and published as Technical Specifications, under the management of Icelandic Standards, according to guidelines from CEN on developing technical specifications.

Further information

Please contact Fjársýsla Ríkisins:

eMail: hjalp@fjs.is

Contact and support

The Peppol lead in Iceland is Bergthor Skulason:

eMail: bergthor.skulason@fjs.is

Page last updated: 1st February 2022

National Context

In Ireland, all public bodies have the capability to receive electronic invoices.

eInvoicing Ireland is responsible for facilitating public bodies in becoming compliant with the European Directive on eInvoicing (2014/55/EU).

The Directive obliges contracting authorities and contracting entities ‘to receive and process electronic invoices’ (eInvoices) compliant with the European Standard (EN-16931), and to that end the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) has established an ‘eInvoicing’ Framework agreement, from which public bodies can access the required services and solutions. 

Currently, it is optional for suppliers to send eInvoices in Ireland.

About the use of Peppol

Irish legislation mandates that, from 18th April 2020, all public authorities will be able to receive Peppol eInvoices via the Peppol eDelivery Network.

Peppol Authority

The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) operates the Irish Peppol Authority, which was established on 18th January 2018.

The OGP plays a key role in helping the State to save money when buying goods and services. We are responsible for sourcing common goods and services for the public sector, saving our clients both time and money.

The Irish Peppol Authority is responsible for the registration of companies that wish to become an Access Point (AP) or a Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) in Ireland. It is also responsible for:

  • reporting
  • aligning overarching interests in the eBusiness space
  • quality assurance of the operators’ services
  • ensuring the long-term adoption of eProcurement, using the Peppol Network as the platform

Use of Peppol in Ireland

The following Peppol components are currently in use in Ireland:

 

·       Transport Infrastructure (Access Points and SMP
providers)

·       eInvoicing

 

Further information

For a more detailed presentation of the Irish approach, including awareness material, please visit the official page of the Irish Peppol Authority.

Useful links

For further information, please visit: eInvoicing Ireland

Contact and support

General information:

eMail: einvoicing@ogp.gov.ie

Page last updated: 2nd December 2021

National Context

The Italian national public procurement strategy is focused on the aggregation of demand, competencies and technology to increase transparency and efficiency. In April 2016, the EU Directives on Public Procurement were transposed into national law (D.Lgs 50/2016), setting out the following requirements:

  • To integrate the national eProcurement systems into a single and interoperable network
  • To align the Italian procedures with the European requirements
  • To harmonize all eProcurement procedures and platforms in order to create a Digital Single Market

AgID, the Italian Agency for Digitisation coordinates the activities to foster eProcurement in the public sector and defines the technical rules for interoperability. In August 2016, the technical rules for eProcurement systems have been published, paving the way for the adoption of the Peppol eDelivery network as the foundation for interoperability at a national and EU level.

eInvoicing

Since 2015, electronic invoicing to the public sector is mandatory for all levels of public administrations. Suppliers have to send electronic invoices in a national XML format, FatturaPA. The Region of Emilia-Romagna has implemented the Peppol Business Interoperability Specifications (BIS) and is currently using orders, invoices and dispatch advices in the Peppol format, while ensuring interoperability with the national eInvoicing format.

Current developments

AgID is currently leading the following three eProcurement actions, funded through the Connecting European Facility (CEF), with the relevant national stakeholders:

  1. The national eInvoicing system (Sistema Di Interscambio – SDI) will be upgraded in accordance with Directive 2014/55/EU. As a result, Italian Public Bodies will be able to accept electronic invoices compliant with the European eInvoicing standard.
  2. e-Certis will be integrated in the centralised Italian Tender Monitoring System (SIMOG) – managed by the Authority for Anti-Corruption ANAC – and in the eProcurement platforms of two central purchasing bodies. (eCertis is the information system that helps to identify the different certificates requested in procurement procedures across the EU).
  3. The European Single Procurement Document (eESPD) will be implemented at national level by integrating the EU data model into the SIMOG system, in Central Purchasing Bodies and national aggregators’ systems. The various implementations will be interoperable and fully compliant with EU rules.

Peppol Authority

AgID is setting up a Peppol Authority in Italy which will become operational during 2017 and will perform the following activities, supported by the Region of Emilia Romagna:

  • On-boarding Access Point providers, providing support for testing and validation
  • Provide a centralised Peppol SMP, listing public sector entities capable of receiving Peppol messages
  • Ensure compliance with the Peppol legal framework and policies for Access Point providers
  • Providing guidance and information to end-users

The Region of Emilia Romagna developed national extensions of the Peppol BIS 5A (invoice), BIS 5A (credit note), BIS 3A (order), BIS 30A (dispatch advice) in use at national level.

Each PA in participating countries can agree specific national requirements with approval by OpenPeppol. The Peppol Authority Specific Requirements for Italy can be found here.

Contacts

For general information:

Emanuela Mariotti, mariotti@agid.gov.it

Fabio Massimi, fabio.massimi@agid.gov.it

For technical information:

Technical support: assistenzapeppol@agid.gov.it

Useful Links

Peppol Authority: https://peppol.agid.gov.it/en/

National extensions of the Peppol BIS: https://peppol-docs.agid.gov.it/docs/my_index-ENG.jsp

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Last Updated April 27th, 2022

National Context

The Digital Agency of the Government of Japan was established on 1st September 2021 and has been contributing to reform the culture of administration in a user-driven manner through digitalisation. A goal of the Agency is to create a society where people can enjoy any service, anytime and anywhere.

In December 2020, Government of Japan announced the adoption of Peppol as the eInvoice standard in Japan.

The eInvoice initiative in Japan has been driven not only by the Government but also by the business community. For instance, EIPA Japan (E-Invoice Promotion Association Japan) is an organisation founded by software package vendors to promote the widespread of use of standardised eInvoice. Membership of EIPA is open not just for software package vendors but also for user companies. So far, the number of its membership is over 150.

Not only will this contribute to improve the efficiencies and productivities of businesses, but it is also expected to bring benefits to the public, such as the creation of new industries and the full-scale implementation of eCommerce.

About the use of Peppol

Service providers looking to provide Peppol Access Point or Service Metadata Provider services in Japan should comply with our country specification and our specific requirements.

Peppol Authority

The Digital Agency plays a central role in the initiative for eInvoicing and fulfils the duties of the Peppol Authority for the country of Japan.

Established in September 2021, the Peppol Authority works closely with service providers and the business community to develop and improve our country specifications and specific requirements, providing the necessary support in their development.

Use of Peppol in Japan

The Consumption Tax System in Japan will change in October 2023, when the new input tax credit system, called “Qualified Invoice Based method”, will be introduced. This system is almost the same as input tax credit systems used in other countries.

Our country specification (Peppol BIS Billing JP) uses the Peppol International (PINT) model for Billing as the basis. Some components (semantic models and validation rules) have been localised for use in Japan to support Japanese Consumption Tax system and business requirements.

Note that it is planned to update the Peppol BIS Billing JP in accordance with the PINT. 

Further information

The latest version of the draft Peppol eInvoice specification for Japan is available at: https://test-docs.peppol.eu/pint/pint-jp/work-v1/pint-jp/

Information about the Japanese Consumption Tax system and business requirements can be found at: https://test-docs.peppol.eu/pint/pint-jp/work-v1/pint-jp/bis/#_consumption_tax_in_japan 

For more information about the Japan Peppol Authority please visit https://www.digital.go.jp/policies/posts/electronic_invoice (* Japanese language only)

Contact and support

Hiroyuki Kato – Peppol Authority representative:

Email: JP-Peppol@digital.go.jp

General information:

Email: JP-Peppol@digital.go.jp

 

Page last updated: 7th March 2022

National Context

In the Netherlands, every company (from sole proprietorship to multinational) should be able to make use of all benefits of eProcurement in an easy way. They should be free to choose the solution that suits them the best.

About the use of Peppol

The mission statement of the Netherlands Peppol Authority (NPA) is to ensure that there is a safe, reliable, interoperable generic digital infrastructure for exchanging eProcurement messages.

This infrastructure uses the European eDelivery building blocks provided by Peppol. With this, the exchange of eProcurement messages is facilitated in a simple way for all businesses and governments.

The NPA wants to achieve that all governments and businesses (B2B, B2G, G2B, G2G) exchange messages electronically, aiming at:

  • raising the efficiency of administration within organisations
  • reducing the digitalisation gap between small enterprises and large corporates
  • increasing sustainability of the processes in the procurement chain
  • promoting choice in services or software suppliers

Peppol Authority

Since 1st October 2020, the Peppol Authority is part of the Dutch government in the Netherlands. The new organisation is called the Netherlands Peppol Authority (NPA).

The NPA actively carries out the responsibilities of a Peppol Authority and works with the following core values:

  • freedom of choice
  • safe
  • accessible
  • reliable
  • interoperable

Use of Peppol in Netherlands

While the use of Peppol for eInvoicing is not mandatory in the Netherlands, the central government strongly advises the use Peppol for eInvoicing.

The entire central government and most of non-central government is connected to Peppol, and so is an increasing number of businesses.

The NPA is encouraging all activities that increases the publicity of Peppol.

Further information

Please visit our dedicated website:  https://peppolautoriteit.nl

Contact and support

For support or questions, please eMail: operations@peppolautoriteit.nl

 

Page last updated: 8th March 2022

National Context

Our vision is for all New Zealand businesses to be digitally enabled and transacting directly with one another in an efficient, automated, and standardised way. We are committed to creating and maintaining a common, internationally compliant eInvoicing approach and a digitally interoperable economic landscape for New Zealand business.

In partnership with Australia, our policy aim is to position New Zealand and Australian businesses for further digitisation of the wider trans-Tasman Procurement landscape. This will be achieved by:

  • digital inclusion – to enable easy access to all businesses and digital service providers and aligned to the universally acceptable digital service standards
  • open and responsive to change and innovation – ability to respond to changes in a dynamic environment whilst enabling innovation in broader contexts such as procure-to-pay and eDelivery/digital message exchange
  • system integrity – trusted and secure
  • Government commitment – commitment by governments to deliver an integrated solution across multiple jurisdictions

About the use of Peppol

The national standard for eInvoicing

The adoption of Peppol as the national standard for eInvoicing supports and contributes to the delivery of the New Zealand Government Digital Economy work programme: The programme includes:

  • Digital Business – supporting New Zealand businesses to use ICT to raise their productivity and drive innovation across all sectors of the economy
  • Digital Government – driving the public sector to use ICT to work more efficiently, make better decisions, create greater value from information, and transform the way services are delivered to businesses and individuals
  • Connectivity – enhancing domestic and international connectivity so that New Zealand is a highly connected society

Delivering Government Digital Services

This initiative also aligns with the new Government Digital Strategy for Digital Transformation and Data Standards across government and across the economy.

Alignment with International Digital Economies

Adopting Peppol as the national standard for eInvoicing has allowed New Zealand to join the growing number of countries that are either mandating or introducing interoperability frameworks that cover the whole or part of the procure-to-pay cycle. This is driven by the increased demand for the visibility of supply chain processes by governments and local authorities in the reduction of fraud; reduction of black markets/shadow economies; and increasing the overall integrity and productivity of their economies.

Looking to the future

To maintain business competitiveness and integrity in markets that have implemented interoperability frameworks, New Zealand will progressively implement other components of the Peppol pre-award and post-award document suite as needs dictate, and the market demands.

Peppol Authority

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) s the Peppol Authority in New Zealand. MBIE is New Zealand’s economic development agency responsible for building economic performance to improve the lives and living standards of New Zealanders. MBIE has five strategic outcomes:

  • prosperous and adaptable people, sectors, and regions
  • people are skilled and engaged in safe and fulfilling work
  • informed consumers and businesses interacting with confidence
  • value is sustainably derived from the natural environment
  • a dynamic business environment fostering innovation and international connections

The adoption and implementation of eInvoicing and in time, further pre-award and post-award documents fall within strategic driver 5 above.

Further information

Please refer to our dedicated website:                www.einvoicing.govt.nz

Useful links

Peppol NZ documentation can be found here:    GitHub

Our promotional video can be found here:           New Zealand e-Invoicing

Contact and support

Mark Wiersbicki

General Manager (eInvoicing):                              eMail: einvoicing@mbie.govt.nz

General information:                                               eMail: einvoicing@mbie.govt.nz

Technical information:                                            eMail: support@nzpeppol.govt.nz

 

Page last updated: 20th October 2021

National Context

Norway is one of the pioneers in Peppol having participated in the original PEPPOL project. Peppol BIS is adopted nationally through the branding Elektronisk Handelsformat (EHF) and is made mandatory for public sector though our procurement legislation.

The main pillar is invoicing where an estimated 50% of the 140 million B2B and B2G invoices sent per year use the EHF/Peppol BIS format.

Our focus now is on building on this success for the digital transformation of other parts of the Post-Award domain, i.e. increasing the use of catalogues and orders, as well as investigating use of the Peppol infrastructure and the OpenPeppol governance model within other domains such as eGovernment and ePayment. 

Peppol Authority

The Norwegian Agency for public and financial management (DFØ) is mandated as the Norwegian Peppol Authority. This mandate is given by the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation.  

Use of Peppol in Norway

The terms and conditions related to the use of Peppol Service Domains in Norway are documented on our technical homepage here:            https://www.anskaffelser.dev  

Useful links

The Norwegian Agency for public and financial management: https://dfo.no

Public procurement in Norway: https://anskaffelser.no/

Statistics on the use of Peppol in Norway:

https://anskaffelser.no/innkjopsledelse/styringsparametere-og-statistikk/statistikk-om-ehf-og-elma

Contact and support

Please refer to: https://anskaffelser.dev/support/

 

Page last updated: 3rd December 2021

National Context

The eInvoicing in public procurement implementation process in Poland was initiated by the Ministry of Economic Development in cooperation with a technology partner – Łukasiewicz – Poznań Institute of Technology (PiT).

As a result of organisational changes, the Ministry of Economic Development was transformed into the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology (MRiT). MRiT currently performs the duties of the Peppol Authority in Poland.

About the use of Peppol

The Peppol network in Poland is used as part of the Post-Award domain and focuses primarily on the area of electronic invoicing in public procurement.

Peppol Authority

The then Ministry of Economic Development joined OpenPeppol in 2016. The establishment and functioning of Peppol Authority in Poland is based on the Act on electronic invoicing in public procurement in Poland, which entered into force on 18th April, 2019.

The Peppol Authority is responsible for implementing and maintaining specifications for electronic documents in the area of public procurement.

Use of Peppol in Poland

The act on electronic invoicing in public procurement introduced the obligation for public administrations to use the central national eInvoicing Platform (PEF), which is provided by two independent Peppol Access Points appointed through a tender procedure.

The key facts arising from the provisions of the Act are:

  • eInvoicing in public procurement is mandatory for public entities (the receiving side)
  • eInvoicing in public procurement is voluntary for economic operators (the sending side)
  • eInvoicing in public procurement is mandatory for recipients in case of the public procurement below the 30000 EUR threshold too. The only exception is when the public entity disables the use of electronic invoices in any document initiating the public procurement (option applies only to procurement below the threshold)
  • Central national eInvoicing platform has been created
  • Using platform is free of charge
  • The platform works within the Peppol network
  • The minister competent for economy is a member of OpenPeppol and performs the role of a Peppol Authority
  • The public entity is required to create an account on the platform before the expected date of receiving the first eInvoice

Current developments

In addition to Peppol BIS Billing, there are also other types of documents possible to exchange on PEF – and part of them are specific for Poland.

These documents are:

  • Order
  • Despatch advice
  • Receiving advice
  • Correcting invoice
  • Accounting note

Moreover, Message Level Response handling is provided.

From May 2022 it will be possible to handle next following types of documents:

  • Specialized sectoral invoice (Polish extension dedicated to mass-services providers)
  • Extensive correcting invoice
  • Correcting note
  • Invoice Response
  • Utility Statement

Specifications of the documents are available on the website: https://efaktura.gov.pl/dokumentacja/

Further information

The Peppol ID of Polish public recipients can be found by searching using the portal https://efaktura.gov.pl

PEF enables the factoring process to be serviced, but it is currently handled outside the Peppol network.

Useful links

Polish PA website

(Polish language only): https://efaktura.gov.pl/openpeppol/

Contact and support

General information                  

Michał Paćkowski                         

Email: michal.packowski@mrit.gov.pl

Technical information               

Tadeusz Rudnicki                         

Email: tadeusz.rudnicki@pit.lukasiewicz.gov.pl

Page last updated: 4th March 2022

National Context

IMDA is working closely with the industry and other stakeholders to drive adoption of Peppol e-invoicing in Singapore. The initiative was rebranded as InvoiceNow to leverage on businesses’ familiarity with the popular e-payment scheme in Singapore: PayNow. The underlying business identity for InvoiceNow and PayNow is the Unique Entity Number (UEN) issued to Singapore-registered businesses.

About the use of Peppol

IMDA has adopted a centralised Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) model in Singapore and has appointed SGNIC, a subsidiary of IMDA as the SMP Provider in Singapore. The Singapore Access Point Providers will need to register the Peppol IDs of Singapore businesses with the Singapore SMP.

Peppol Authority

The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) joined as the Peppol Authority in Singapore in May 2018 and is responsible for approving and certifying Peppol Access Point Providers in Singapore.
As the Peppol Authority, IMDA is also responsible for accrediting Peppol-Ready Solution Providers and specifying country specific rules and technical standards under the Peppol framework.
IMDA also governs the compliance and promotes the adoption of Peppol framework in Singapore.

Use of Peppol in Singapore

IMDA launched the Peppol-based Nationwide E-Invoicing Network in January 2019 to help businesses improve efficiency, reduce cost, enjoy faster payment and stay green at the same time.
Since early 2020, the Singapore Government added e-invoicing as a new channel for suppliers to submit e-invoices via the Nationwide E-Invoicing Network and is now the preferred channel for the Government.

Further information

For more information, please visit: www.imda.gov.sg/einvoice

Contact and support

All enquiries: 

email: einvoice@imda.gov.sg

Page last updated: 30th March 2022

National Context

Participation of the Agency for Digital Government (DIGG) in the Open Peppol community is focused on the introduction of eInvoicing, eProcurement and the establishment of common infrastructure designed to facilitate cross-border trade.

The EU Directive on eInvoicing in public procurement is implemented into national law for all public organisations since 1st April 2019.

Single Face To Industry (SFTI) is a joint initiative in the Swedish public sector to promote electronic procurement. SFTI recommends the use of the Peppol network for eProcurement, to enable connected buyers and suppliers to easily communicate with each other. The recommendation follows a previous SFTI decision to use Peppol as the messaging standard for electronic catalogue, purchase order, and invoice documents.

About the use of Peppol

The long-term goal of Swedish involvement in Peppol is to:

  • facilitate cross-border electronic trade for both the public and private sectors
  • increase public sector utilisation of eInvoicing and eProcurement using open standards
  • provide technical infrastructure to overcome the barriers that often prevent connectivity today.

Every public organisation is obligated to be registered as an Peppol BIS Billing receiver in Peppol.

Peppol Authority

DIGG has the role of a Peppol Authority, which means that it is responsible for the registration of companies that wish to become a Peppol Service Provider. DIGG is also responsible for:

  • reporting
  • securing the national interests of Sweden in this context
  • aligning overarching interests in the eBusiness space with other agencies
  • quality assurance of the operators’ services
  • ensuring the long-term adoption of eProcurement, using the Peppol Network as the platform

Use of Peppol in Sweden

The following Peppol components are currently in use in Sweden:

  • Peppol Network
  • eInvoicing
  • eOrdering
  • eCatalogue

There are also older formats in use such as ESAP 6 and a Swedish format for invoicing i.e. Svefaktura. However, DIGG, as well as SFTI, is active in communicating and encouraging use of the Peppol infrastructure as the first choice for the public and private sectors.

For the Peppol ID, DIGG recommends the company registration number with its prefix for Swedish entities, 0007.  GLN (0088) may be a solution in some cases. Note that DIGG discourages the use of the VAT registration number and its 9955 prefix.

DIGG has no country-specific requirements for the use of Peppol.

Further information

For further information, visit the Peppol Authority web page here: E-commerce and e-invoicing | DIGG

Useful links

Digitalisation in Sweden Start | DIGG

Single Face To Industry English pages | SFTI | SKR

Contact and support

General information: eMail: peppol@digg.se

 

Page last updated: 10th March 2022