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DBC UBL Syntax 1.0 Syntax Specification

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  • Editor: the Digital Business Council (Council)
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This eInvoicing Semantic Model Specification:

  • Incorporates common Invoice requirements for commercial, technical, financial and regulatory (e.g. Tax) usage;
  • Aligns with the Australian Reporting Dictionary (through incorporation);
  • Exploits the ability to share the model and gain efficiencies of a standardised data model;
  • Identifies a common ‘Core’ model;
  • Consistent reuse of standardised definitions and meanings provide greater opportunities to optimise Business Processes and ability to integrate information with further cost reduction; and
  • Makes use of a proven methodology;

The eInvoicing Semantic Model has been defined and elaborated in a consultative manner – reusing existing international standards

DBC e-invoice semantic model

DBC e-invoice Implementation Guide

The XML instances MUST comply with the UBL 2.1 Specification.


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The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.