In a posting , I recently mentioned that I was concerned that RoHS 2 seemed to be getting off on the wrong foot and that this was unlike what I felt were the conservative efforts by the EU in RoHS 1 . Most notably how the EU was not aggressively removing the exemptions for categories 8 and 9 in RoHS 1. Most troubling Re RoHS 2, was the exclusion of the IPC from an important stakeholders meeting.
In response, the IPC asked for a meeting with some of the EU RoHS folks to discuss their concerns. Industry leaders were also invited. A summary of the meeting can be found here. The meeting appeared to have accomplished a goal of developing a dialog between the IPC and its member stakeholders on one side and the EU Commission and the RoHS Technical Advisory Committee on the other.
The IPC will be writing a supply chain white paper on the possible effects of the RoHS 2 restrictions. This is the time for all of us "stakeholders" to encourage and support the IPC in this effort.