July 1, 2006 has come and gone. Most of us expected many problems at the borders of the EU countries Re customs after this date. All appears quiet. I have heard few stories of customs disasters. Since it appeared that < 50% of companies were RoHS compliant, I am wondering what happened. My guess is that the EU is not ready to perform consistent inspections and since there is no paperwork requirement (i.e. the act of placing a product on the market declares its compliance) product is simply flowing in with only spotty checks or testing.
Readers, what are you hearing?