Consultation on the Final Report of the Expert Group on e-Invoicing

Policy field(s)
Payment services & e-Invoicing

Target group(s)
All citizens and organisations were welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions were particularly sought from SMEs, large enterprises, service providers, standardisation bodies and public authorities.

Period of consultation
From 30.11.2009 to 26.2.2010

Objective of the consultation
The Expert Group on e-Invoicing presented in its final report a set of recommendations for an European Electronic Invoicing Framework, supporting the uptake of cross-border interoperable e-Invoicing solutions, with a particular focus for uptake among SMEs.

This consultation sought to strengthen and deepen the Commission services understanding of the way forward to promote uptake of electronic invoicing within the EU. The objective of this consultation was to collect stakeholders reactions on the recommendations proposed by the Expert Group on e-Invoicing in the areas of business requirements, legal framework, interoperability and standards, as well as the proposed approach for implementation and communication.

View the consultation document
  • Final Report of the Expert Group on e-Invoicing PDF - 1 MBEnglish
  • Consultation paper PDF - 25 KBEnglish
  • Questions in German PDF - 16 KB & in French PDF - 18 KB

Contact details
Responsible services: Internal Market and Services DG, Unit H3 – Retail issues, consumer policy and payment systems
Enterprise and Industry DG, Unit D4 – ICT for competitiveness and innovation
E-mail: markt-e-invoicing@ec.europa.eu
Postal address:European Commission, SPA2 4/69, BE-1049 Brussels
European Commission, BREY 6/28, BE-1049 Brussels

Number of responses received to this consultation

View the contributions
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Results of consultation and next steps
  • Summary of responses PDF - 71 KBEnglish

Last update: 06-07-2011