5 years ago

Invoice message (INVOIC) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, comerce and transport


1.     SCOPE


1.1    Functional definition


       A message claiming payment for goods or services supplied under

       conditions agreed between the seller and the buyer.


       The United Nations Standard Invoice Message, with correct data

       qualification, serves also as the specification for Debit Note

       and Credit Note messages. Throughout this document, the

       reference to 'Invoice' may be interpreted as conveying the

       wider meaning of 'Invoice/Credit Note/Debit Note'.


1.2    Field of application


       The Invoice message may be used for both national and

       international applications. It is based on universal practice

       related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not

       dependent on the type of business or industry.


1.3    Principles


       - A seller may invoice for one or more transactions


       - An invoice may refer to goods, items or services related to

       one or more orders, delivery instructions, call-offs, etc.


       - An invoice may contain references to payment terms


       - An invoice for cross border transactions may contain

       additional information for customs and/or statistical



       - An invoice may contain transport details.