The European Commission updates the Electronic Address Scheme (EAS) code lists

The European Commission updates the Electronic Address Scheme (EAS) code lists

The European Commission, through the CEF eInvoicing Building Block, has published an interim release of the Electronic Address Scheme (EAS) code list in the European standard on eInvoicing (EN 16931). The main driving force behind this action has been a request by BOSA in Belgium. Bosa needed to add code 0208 to the EAS codelist to support the initiation of its Hermes project and this was accepted by the stakeholders represented in the CEF Advisory Group.

Consequently, the ICD code list will also be updated for the sake of consistency and full support: codes 0205 to 0208 will be added to the list of ICD codes to be supported in implementations of EN 16931. Also, the EN 16931 validation artefacts that are maintained by CEF, on request of CEN/TC434, have been updated to support this new code list version. This was effective on 30 June 2020, when all implementations of EN 16931 must have been updated to support the new version of the validation artefacts and code lists.

Future releases are scheduled as follows: i) EAS code list, as well as the VATEX code list will be updated on 4 September 2020 following a deadline of Request for Changes on 21 August 2020; ii) An update to the EN 16931 validation artefacts will follow on 2 October 2020.

EURINV19 – Adopting the European Standard by using consolidated eInvoicing cloud platforms (Action number 2019‐EU‐IA‐0037), coordinated by UVEG (Universitat de València) with the support of LMT group, is directly affected by the above releases. This Action is fostering the consolidation of the European Standard (EN), which is mandatory for all the public institutions since last April 2020. The institutions participating EURINV19 represent several European countries, namely the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Ireland and Slovakia.

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