The Japanese government has introduced electronic invoicing and is still working on it since July 2020. The E-invoice Promotion Association is called EIPA responsible for developing digitalization of the invoices and fiscal documents and “Eligible Invoice Storage System (Invoice System)” will launch both the new system and qualified invoices within 2022. From October 2023 qualified invoices have to be issued and processed by registered issuers. To become a “qualified invoice issuer”, the issuers must be registered.
From the beginning, the Japanese government and EIPA has been based on Peppol standards for e-Invoicing and it is planned to expand its scope day by day, such as cross-border transactions. Peppol standards (BIS Billing 3.0) meet the national requirements both in legal and technical ways. In this way, the processes will be automated and set to a standard, while facilitating and increasing productivity and production.
SNI is one of the PEPPOL Access Points which is connected to the PEPPOL network and facilitates exchange of electronic documents such as purchase transactions with other public and private entities.