CEF eInvoicing Code List update, September 2020


As of 4 September 2020, the European Commission has released an update to several eInvoicing code lists managed under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

The European standard on eInvoicing (EN16931) defines which code lists may be used for each business term that has the data type "code", such as electronic address, VAT number, etc.

This release consists of a new version of EAS code list: one code added (0209) and one deprecated (9958), as per the favourable opinion of the CEF Code Lists Advisory Group on 27 August 2020.

The Commission has also published a full listing of the code lists as used in EN16931: four codes updated (0205, 0206, 0207, 0197).

The Commission provides a Registry of supporting technical resources (validation artefacts, code lists, etc.) to implement the European standard on eInvoicing. You can receive email notifications for each update to the items included in the registry (such as these code lists) directly on the dedicated page in the CEF eInvoicing User Community (simply follow the instructions at the bottom of the page).

CEF eInvoicing

The European Commission supports public administrations comply with Directive 2014/55/EU on electronic invoicing in public procurement with the CEF eInvoicing Building Block.