EDICOM recently obtained the GS1 Costa Rica certificate as provider of electronic billing solutions valid for operations in the country in accordance with the requirements set forth in resolution DGT 02-09.
The Electronic Invoicing system in Costa Rica is still at an early stage of development, and revisions are anticipated of a model that bases the issuing of this document on an electronic document which guarantees its integrity and authenticity by means of digital signature, in line with the PKCS#7 standard and in signedData format.
Costa Rica now joins the list of countries that incorporate specific rulings on electronic invoicing, although so far no obligations for its use have been laid down, as occurs in other American countries such as Mexico, Argentina Brazil. The Directorate General of Taxation nevertheless intends to make it mandatory as of 2014, extending it to professional services in the first instance.
The decision to incorporate electronic billing is in the hands of Costa Rican businesses, as the aim of the regulation developed is to standardize and harmonize digital invoicing in the country in preparation for possible imposition of its use, due to start from next year, as noted in the previous paragraph.
EDICOM, with a strong presence in Central America, has a foothold in Costa Rica through various electronic data interchange (EDI) projects for different clients. We are also one of the most important technology providers for electronic invoice issuing and integration solutions, and take part in several working groups that have defined the digital invoicing management model in scores of countries.
This knowledge, and the capabilities of our international electronic invoicing platform, enabled us to gain the GS1 Certification as Provider of Electronic Billing Solutions for Costa Rica.