According to Intertek Group, a London-based testing company, the governments of European Union (EU) countries are building plans to work together to better enforce RoHS regulations in Europe. At an international forum held in Washington D.C. in September, authorities responsible for RoHS in EU countries flagged an intention to begin working together informally toward a more structured RoHS enforcement strategy.
Intertek details the expected changes in RoHS enforcement in a statement released last month. For one, government bodies across Europe now plan to improve the effectiveness of their RoHS monitoring and resources dedicated to it by adopting a cross-boarder model that follows the successful efforts by Nordic countries. In 2007, the Nordic countries united their RoHS programs and increased the depth of monitoring and reporting on non-compliance by sharing data across country borders.