Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 656 from 2003/3/4
From: #AmigaZeux, Gu...
20 years out of whack, components that can only be found at the recycler and products that couldn't be sold legally (RoHS).
UK will/may finally, painfully Brexit at some point when they pull their head out of their collective arse, at which point RoHS 2002/95/EC will no longer apply to it (unless it's ratified by UK parliament).
Yes, I know you still can't sell non-RoHS stuff directly in the EU, but eBay's been doing that illegally for years, so there is a niche for the UK to flood the mainland with cheap unregulated shit like China does now but worse. Given that the endgame for Brexiteers (the rich ones, not the idiots voting for it because they don't like funny accents) is to turn the UK into some kind of new tax-haven Taiwan or Singapore in the Atlantic, this kind of thing is much more likely.
I don't think it's likely in this particular case, but it is a possibility.[ Edited by KennyR 27.05.2019 - 20:21 ]