EESPA Summary of Policy Positions

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EESPA Summary of Policy Positions

EESPA Publishes its latest Summary of Policy Positions…

1.Adoption: EESPA supports concerted action by all European stakeholders to promote the benefits and ease of adoption of e-invoicing and e-procurement for both the public and private sector. Mandates and incentives should be carefully considered to promote significantly higher rates of adoption of digital processes. The COVID-19 pandemic creates conditions for the concerted implementation of digitalization.

2. Continuous Transaction Controls: Various countries are introducing mechanisms for invoice and fiscal reporting or clearance based on so-called Continuous Transaction Controls. This is creating new elements of fragmentation and would benefit from greater harmonization of terminology, practices and taxpayer experience.

3. Standards: The EU core invoice standard (EN) is an important initiative but needs a strong focus on implementation and interoperability to ensure its success. Interoperability at the transmission level is an important complement to the EN and beyond that to the wider adoption of e-invoicing. EESPA is an active participant in the working group that has created the Global Interoperability Framework (GIF) and recommends its widespread adoption.

4. Solutions: Policies related to the implementation of e-procurement and e-invoicing should be solution neutral and recognise the trend towards ‘cloud’ based service and outsourcing models rather than solely on installed software.

5. Forums: EESPA is pleased to participate in a range of legal, policy and implementation related initiatives such as the European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on e-Invoicing, CEN TC/434, Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) e-Invoicing Advisory Group, and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Public/Private Sector Working Group on CTCs

EESPA Summary of Policy Positions V10.0 (26 November 2020) (444 downloads)