On 15 January selected companies from Armenia and Ukraine began to exchange invoices via the eDelivery channel as part of a pilot project implemented by the EU4Digital Facility. The pilot will ensure the secure, reliable, affordable and effective exchange of cross-border invoice data between Eastern partner countries and with the EU.
During the pilot, partners from Armenia and Ukraine will exchange standardised invoice data via the eDelivery channel, at the same time as they will be issuing invoices in a regular manner. Currently, the exchange of paper-based invoices with cross-border partners can take up to 10 working days, whereas with eDelivery it takes seconds.
Two companies were selected for the pilot: Vedi-Alco, one of the leading producers of alcoholic drinks in Armenia, and Alkoline, one of the five leading producers and distributors of natural alcoholic beverages in Ukraine and beyond.
The pilot between Armenia and Ukraine follows a first successful pilot project between Ukraine and Poland launched in October 2020 by the EU4Digital Facility.
After the completion of the pilot, the EU4Digital team will provide further recommendations on the legal, organisational and technical changes necessary in order to adopt the piloted solution in production, as well as to apply it in other Eastern partner countries.
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