Universal Business Language (#UBL) v2.2 OASIS Standard published

OASIS is pleased to announce the publication of its newest OASIS Standard, approved by the members on 09 July 2018:

Universal Business Language Version 2.2
OASIS Standard
09 July 2018


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.

To find out more about what UBL v2.2 is and why it might matter to you, see https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=ubl#overview.

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

Universal Business Language Version 2.2

Editable source (Authoritative):



Distribution ZIP files

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Our congratulations to the members of the OASIS Universal Business Language TC on achieving this milestone.

Associated TC: 
Universal Business Language (UBL)