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Asia leading the way in E-Invoicing

EFSA was made aware by our Australian colleagues of an initiative on e-invoicing in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries – ASEAN-Australia Digital Trade Standards (DTS) Initiative. The DTS is now in the implementation phase.  E-invoicing is key to the digital revolution of trade facilitation. The UK is also pressing for more e-invoicing and e-documentation. Our Australian colleagues also pointed out that Australia is currently undergoing a Government digital transformation, under the auspices of the Digital Transformation Agency:  There is also a simultaneous Simplified Trade System initiative underway, with consultations now invited:

More details on the ASEAN programme are available here:, and the mid-term review is here:



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Alastair Tempest

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