New Zealand wants to move forward in terms of digitizing certain processes, so standardized e-invoicing is one of the country’s first digital innovations.
In February 2019, the New Zealand and Australian governments committed to a joint approach to e-invoicing and announced that they would join the PEPPOL network. On October 31, 2019, this plan was then realized and the private sector and government agencies began to adopt e-invoicing. A total of 32 countries are now using PEPPOL and more countries are expected to join the network in the future.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE), which became a PEPPOL authority, is responsible for overseeing New Zealand e-invoicing.
Besides, the Australian New Zealand Electronic Invoicing Board (ANZEIB) was established in this context to guide and advance the implementation of electronic invoicing. The ANZEIB is composed of civil servants and independent business representatives.