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Subject: Call for Consent for UBL V2.2 as OASIS Standard

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Universal Business Language TC members [1] have approved submitting the following Candidate OASIS Standard to the OASIS Membership in a call for consent for OASIS Standard:

Universal Business Language Version 2.2
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
22 April 2018

This Call for Consent is taking place under the revised TC Process rules effective 01 July 2017 [2]. This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS Organizational Members to consent or object to this approval. You are welcome to register your consent explicitly on the ballot; however, your consent is assumed unless you register an objection [3]. To register an objection, you must: 

1. Indicate your objection on this ballot, and 

2. Provide a reason for your objection and/or a proposed remedy to the TC. 

You may provide the reason in the comment box or by email to the Technical Committee on its comment mailing list or, if you are a member of the TC, to the TC's mailing list [3]. If you provide your reason by email, please indicate in the subject line that this is in regard to the Call for Consent. 

This Committee Specification was approved by the Technical Committee and was submitted for the required 60-day public review [4]. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process having been met [5][6], the Candidate OASIS Standard is now submitted to the voting representatives of OASIS Organizational Members.

-- Details --

The Call for Consent opens at 26 June 2018 00:00 UTC and closes on 09 July 2018 23:59 pm timezone. You can access the ballot at:

Internal link for voting members: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=3224

Publicly visible link: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3224

OASIS members should ensure that their organization's voting representative responds according to the organization's wishes. If you do not know the name of your organization's voting representative is, go to the My Account page at


then click the link for your Company (at the top of the page) and review the list of users for the name designated as "Primary".

-- Information about the Candidate OASIS Standard and the UBL TC -- 

The Universal Business Language (UBL) is an open library of standard electronic XML business documents for procurement and transportation such as purchase orders, invoices, transport logistics and waybills. It is designed to operate within a standard business framework such as ISO/IEC 15000 (ebXML) to provide a complete, standards-based infrastructure that can extend the benefits of existing EDI systems to businesses of all sizes.

Version 2.2 is completely backward-compatible with UBL 2.0. UBL is freely available to everyone without legal encumbrance or licensing fees.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative):



Code lists for constraint validation:

Context/value Association files for constraint validation:

Document models of information bundles:

Default validation test environment:

XML examples:

Annotated XSD schemas:

Runtime XSD schemas:

The ZIP containing the complete files of this release is found in the directory:

-- Additional information -- 

[1] OASIS Universal Business Language TC

TC IPR page

[2] https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/tc-process-2017-05-26#OScallForConsent

[3] UBL TC comment mailing list: ubl-comment@lists.oasis-open.org  
(You must be subscribed to send to this list. To subscribe, see https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=ubl.) 

UBL main mailing list: ubl@lists.oasis-open.org

[4] Candidate OASIS Standard Special Majority Vote: 

[5] Public reviews: 
60-day public review announcement, 25 April 2018: 
  - Comment resolution log: 
    TBD - no comments received 

15-day public review, 28 February 2018: 
  - Comment resolution log: 

 30-day public review, 08 November 2017: 
  - Comment resolution log:

 45-day public review, 01 February 2017:
  - Comment resolution log:

[6] Statements of Use: 

JAVEST: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl/201803/msg00025.html 

eSENS eTendering pilot: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl-comment/201804/msg00000.html 

Norwegian Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi): https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl/201804/msg00003.html



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Chet Ensign
Chief Technical Community Steward
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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