PD CEN/TS 16931-3-3:2017 Electronic invoicing. Syntax binding for UN/CEFACT XML Industry Invoice D16B

PD CEN/TS 16931-3-3:2017

Electronic invoicing. Syntax binding for UN/CEFACT XML Industry Invoice D16B

Status : Current   Published : November 2017



What is this standard about?

This European series of standards establishes the essential information elements needed for an electronic invoice, ensuring legal (including fiscal) compliance and enabling interoperability for cross-border, cross-sector and domestic trade.  

This part specifies the mapping between the semantic model of an electronic invoice (included in BS EN 16931-1) and the cross-industry invoice in the UN/CEFACT XML syntax. 

Who is this standard for?

  • Finance and IT departments in the private and public sector
  • Procurement industry
  • Legal and compliance industry
  • Trade officials

Why should you use this standard? 

The adoption of e-invoicing is bringing significant economic benefits. According to The European Commission the move from paper to e-invoices is expected to generate savings of €240bn over a six-year period and will become the predominant method of invoicing in Europe by 2020. 

This European standard establishes a semantic data model for the core elements of an electronic invoice and will help organizations in the private and the public sectors undertake public procurement invoicing. It may also be used for invoicing between private sector enterprises. 

This part of the standard consists of a technical specification covering each element in the semantic model, (including sub-elements or supplementary components such as identification scheme identifiers). It defines which element in the syntax is to be used to contain its information contents. Any mismatches between semantics, format, cardinality or structure are indicated. 

Standard NumberPD CEN/TS 16931-3-3:2017
TitleElectronic invoicing. Syntax binding for UN/CEFACT XML Industry Invoice D16B
Publication Date21 November 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 4217:2015, EN 16931-1:2017
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 3166-1:2013 ED3, ISO 15000-5:2014 ED1, ISO 8601:2004 Ed 3
International RelationshipsCEN/TS 16931-3-3:2017
DescriptorsTrade, Application software, Industries, Bills (invoices), Electronic data processing
Title in FrenchFacturation électronique Correspondance syntaxique pour les factures intersectorielles. Schéma XML D16B UN/CEFACT
Title in GermanElektronische Rechnungsstellung Umsetzung in die Syntax UN/CEFACT XML Cross Industry Invoice D16B
ISBN978 0 580 97967 5
File Size3.866 MB

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