On June 7, 2019, a first step was made towards implementing eInvoicing in the public authorities and institutions in Iceland.
The Kick-off meeting was held in Reykjavik to introduce participants with the new project ICELAND-INV18, which is co-financed by Connection European Facility and INEA. The goal of the project is to enhance the cross-border B2G transactions in Europe.
The meeting successfully presented the participants with the project objectives and the steps that they will be taking in further project activities.
The implementation of eInvoicing will take place in the following eight Icelandic public entities: 4 municipalities (Reykjavík, Akureyri, Grímsnes og Grafningshreppur, and Skeiða- og Gnúpverjahreppur), 1 city (Akureyri), Icelandic Post, Reykjavík Social Housing, and two energy companies (Orkubú Vestfjarða ohf and Orkuveita Reykjavíkur).
The main objective of this Project is to support the uptake of the European eInvoicing Standard (EN16931), mandated by the Directive 2014/55/EU and including both EN syntaxes (UBL2.1 and CII), which will allow the project participants to receive and process EN compliant eInvoices. In this Action, the eight Icelandic public entities will prepare their ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems to support the EN standard and use PEPPOL e-Delivery Access Points and SMP registry services provided by UNIMAZE to allow cross-border exchange of invoices. Moreover, a central validation service for Icelandic Standards (Staðlaráð Íslands) will be set up by UNIMAZE.
During the project, UNIMAZE is responsible for the following activities:
- Ensuring technical support for the implementations of the participants and handling adaptations to support the project.
- Analyzing the Icelandic eInvoicing legal and operational context and writing a technical report for Icelandic Standards (Staðlaráð Íslands).
- Setting up the deployment of the Central Validation Service for Icelandic Standards.