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UBL is now being balloted as a draft international standard by ISO/IEC

ISO/IEC JTC 1 is Joint Technical Committee 1 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Its purpose as a technical committee is to develop, maintain, promote, and facilitate standards in the fields of information technology (IT) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
ISO/IEC 19845 is the work item of ISO/IEC JTC 1 to approve OASIS Universal Business Language Version 2.1 as an ISO/IEC Standard through their Publicly Available Specification (PAS) process.

IBM PEPPOL B2B integration - based on UBL

UK National Health Service to mandate use of PEPPOL (and UBL) messaging


A tutorial for creating schemas following UBL NDR

UBL TC member Oriol Bausa has written a short tutorial on the use of Crane's tools to create XSD schemas from CCTS business information entities.

2014 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition

Brisbane, AU
5 May 2014 - 7 May 2014
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IT4Fashion 2014, Information Technology supporting Fashion

Florence, Italy
3 Apr 2014
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How UBL is impacting global supply chains with Tradeshift

Tradeshift CEO & Co-founder, Christian Lanng recently spoke about the future of supply chains in the digital age. See the video link below...

The Meaning of UBL (continued): Do I understand you correctly?

On 15th April 1912 the passenger ship Titanic hit an iceberg and sank with the loss of nearly 1500 lives.  Some claim that communication failures were as significant as anything else in scale of the tragedy.

According to Neal McEwen writing in the Telegraph Office Magazine…

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The ‘European standard on electronic invoicing’

European public sector to adopt a standard semantic data model for electronic invoicing


A few years ago I posted an article about the confusion surrounding standardizing on electronic invoice formats in Europe[1]. I am pleased to note that the European Commission has not been idle.  On March 11 2014, after several years of conferences, expert groups, forums and workshops, the European Parliament approved a new directive on electronic invoicing in public procurement[2].


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