Lithuania hosted an eInvoicing workshop
Christian Vindige-Rasmussen, Martin Forsberg, Arūnas Cijūnaitis,
Aurelija Kriščiūnaitė, Petras Jakavonis, Virginijus Jasaitis, Jonas Žalinkevičius
The creation of a European standard on eInvoicing in public procurement prevents the continued proliferation of non-interoperable standards and syntaces in the Member States. Directive 2014/55/EU established the European standard and set 18 APril 2019 as the legal deadline for Member States to transpose the Directive into national law.
On 25 October 2018 the Lithuanian Ministry of Economic Affairs hosted service providers, public sector representatives and tax authorities to learn about the European eInvoicing standard and prepare for the upcoming deadline. The European Commission prepared and presented the workshop.
"The workshop couldn't have come at a better timing for Lithuania. It provided an excellent overview of eInvoicing and encouraged participants to ask questions. We feel that the eInvoicing workshop helps countries engage in the European eInvoicing process more deeply."
Senior Adviser, Ministry of Economic affairs
Republic of Lithuania
What is the Lithuanian status on eInvoicing?
The Lithuanian government is currently considering several draft laws transposing Directive 2014/55/EU, foreseen to enter into force on 18 April 2019. This legislation ensure compliance with the Directive, enabling senders adhering to the European standard on eInvoicing to use freely chosen platforms. Other eInvoices should be send using the national platform 'E-saskaita'.
E-saskaita is maintained by the Lithuanian government 'Centre of Registers', one of two recognised established PEPPOL eDelivery access points in Lithuania, the other being 'SLS' that is run by a private company. 'Centre of Register' is currently adopting changes to be able to accept eInvoices. Lithuania decided not to create additional CIUS.
Considering the ongoing changes and efforts, the Lithuanian government is working hard to ensure to be compliant with the Directive on 18 April 2019.
Did you know that you can customise your workshops?
Lithuania, for example, chose the following workshop modules:
- Introduction to eInvoicing
- The European norm and its content
- eInvoicing from a user perspective (including ordering and payments)
- Understanding OASIS UBL 2.1
- Understanding UN/CEFACT CII D16B
- Funding and grants for eInvoicing
- Introduction to the eInvoice DSI resources and tools
- Introduction to CEF Digital 2018 and eInvoicicing readiness checker
A customised workshop enables the European Commission to prepare workshops that directly address a Member State's wants and needs. This is most beneficial for the Member State and event attendees.
Are you interested to host a workshop?
Request a workshop and consult the presentations from previous sessions. The European Commission is also running a webinar series looking at understanding the technical side of eInvoicing, recordings of which are posted online.
Background on the eInvoicing Directive: The creation of a European standard on eInvoicing in public procurement prevents the continued proliferation of non-interoperable standards and syntaxes in the Member States. The European Parliament and Council therefore adopted Directive 2014/55/EU, establishing the European standard. The CEF eInvoicing Building Block supports the adoption of this standard.
Register for the upcoming eInvoicing event on 4 December in Brussels
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