Denmark – Country Profile

Denmark – Country Profile

eInvoicing in Denmark

In Denmark electronic invoicing is mandatory for suppliers of goods and services when doing business with public authorities and public institutions. In turn, all public authorities and public institutions are capable of receiving electronic invoices which has ensured dissemination and uptake and rapidly built critical mass. Today 99 percent of all B2G invoices are electronic.


Danish legislation mandates all public authorities to be able to receive eInvoices sent in accordance with the national OIOUBL specification.  From April 18, 2019 all state public authorities will be able to receive Peppol eInvoices via the Peppol eDelivery Network. This requirement will by April 18, 2020 be expanded to include all other public authorities as well.

Peppol Authority

The Danish Business Authority (ERST) has the role of Peppol Authority, which means that ERST is responsible for the registration of companies that wish to become an Access Point (AP) or a Service Metadata Publisher (SMP). ERST is also responsible for reporting, securing Denmark’s national interests, aligning overarching interests in the e-business space with other agencies, quality assurance of the operators’ services and ensuring the long-term adoption of e-procurement using the Peppol network as the platform.

Long-term goals

The long-term goal of Danish involvement in Peppol is to:

  • Facilitate cross-border electronic trade – for both the public and private sectors.
  • Increase public sector utilisation of e-invoicing and e-procurement through the use of open standards.
  • Provide technical infrastructure to overcome the barriers that often prevent connectivity today.
  • Promote B2B electronic invoicing
  • Mandate the use of electronic orders and electronic catalogues in public procurement.



Jakob Stenfalk

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