Universal Business Language V2.1 (#UBL) becomes an OASIS Standard

We are pleased to announce that Universal Business Language Version 2.1 has been approved by the membership as an OASIS Standard [1].

The call to vote was announced on 18 October 2013 [2] and the ballot closed 04 November 2103. A minimum of 46 affirmative votes were needed in order to win approval. The finally vote tally was 77 with no negative votes cast.

UBL 2.1 is the long-awaited successor to UBL 2.0, approved in 2006. The product of an international effort to define a royalty-free library of standard electronic business documents, it more than doubles the size of the document types, adding support for eTendering, Vendor Managed Inventory, Intermodal Freight Management, Utility Billing, and Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment to generic supply chain document types.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable Source (Authoritative):



And a complete package in ZIP file format is available for download at:

Our congratulations to the members of the TC and to the community of implementers, developers and users who have brought the work successfully to this milestone

=== Additional information

[1] Ballot

[2] Call to vote

Associated TC: 
Universal Business Language (UBL)