This rapid action - now in Belgium is a very welcome step in the right direction. Practioners know that structured e-invoicing is so much more secure, that there are no needs to impose mandatory digital signatures.
The technology neutral approach means that businesses can rely on the same business controls they use for their present invoicing and deploy - when they see fit - additional tools. It is now important that the work in progress by DG Taxud leads to full support for wider simplification and unification of equal treatment cross-EU.
Then the administrative burden from local and other-country rules will be cut and migration to paradigmatic platform for further automation and simplification speeded up.
We look forward to the next country following and possibly even improving on the example from Belgium.