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eInvoicing Documentation

Key events and dates for eInvoicing

This table outlines a roadmap for eInvoicing in public procurement, providing key milestones with regard to Directive 2014/55/EU and the European standard on eInvoicing (EN). 


The date from which contracting authorities and entities had to comply with Directive 2014/55/EU and receive and process electronic invoices according to the EN was

18 April 2019

This deadline can be extended to 18 April 2020 for the sub-central contracting authorities of those Member States having requested an official extension.



Upcoming dates and deadlines 

Event

Responsible parties

Status

2020

18 April (possible extended deadline)

Sub-central authorities' implementation of the obligations of Directive 2014/55/EU
This is an additional optional extension for implementation by sub-central authorities and entities. It only applies in Members States who have adopted this option in their national transposition. The date is defined by article 11 of the Directive as 12 months after the general deadline, which is then 30 months after the publication of the reference by OJEU
Sub-central contracting authorities and entities

DUE

OPTIONAL


Past dates and deadlines 

Event

Responsible parties

Status

2019

18 April

Transposition and implementation of the obligations of Directive 2014/55/EU
General deadline to comply with Directive 2014/55/EU and receive and process electronic invoices according to the EN, 18 months after publication of the reference to the standard in the OJEU
Sub-central contracting authorities and entities

COMPLETED


2017

17 October

Publication of the reference to the standard in the Official Journal of the European Union
The reference between Directive 2014/55/EU and EN 16931 was published on October 17th 2017 in Volume 60/L266 of the OJEU
European Commission

COMPLETED

28 June

Publication of the European standard on electronic invoicing (part 1 and part 2)
Parts 3.1, 4 and 5 were published on 05 July, parts 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 6 on 18 October
CEN

COMPLETED

2014

06 May

Publication of Directive 2014/55/EU
Directive 2014/55/EU of 16 April 2014 on electronic invoicing in public procurement was published in the OJEU on May 6th, 2014.
European Parliament and Council

COMPLETED



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