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Cross Industry Invoice (CII)
A Cross Industry Invoice, or CII, is an XML-based specification that facilitates the exchange of key business information between trading partners. The CII specification maps to the EU standard EN 16931 and contains over 2,000 elements that can be used to create message syntaxes. It is the product of an initiative by UN/CEFACT (and a number of other organisations) to createa single electronic invoice exchange format that can be used globally.

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