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Government to supervise e-invoicing infrastructure

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Published on: 6 August 2020 | Changed on: 06 August 2020

Research shows that the public wants a secure and reliable e-invoicing infrastructure. As of 1 October 2020, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) will supervise and manage Peppol: a standardised digital exchange infrastructure for sending and receiving electronic invoices. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency and Logius will take on the Peppol authority managing tasks.

What is Peppol?

Approved service providers provide the Peppol infrastructure. These service providers work together according to joint agreements: the Peppol Agreement Framework. The Dutch Peppol authority ensures that participants follow the joint agreements. These involve the security, reliability and mutual communication of the digital infrastructure.

Secure and reliable infrastructure

For a secure and reliable e-invoicing infrastructure, the government will have to play a more active role. BZK is thus taking on the role of Peppol authority. This will ensure a secure and reliable digital infrastructure, now and in the future. The Peppol authority role used to belong to the private foundation Simplerinvoicing.

Cooperation between different parties

From 1 October, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and Logius will take on the Peppol authority managing tasks. A joint organisation will be set up for this purpose. The Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands (AT) will monitor the agreement structure. This will be done in close cooperation with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and Logius.