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Offline The SoulmanTopic starter

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Anybody have any experience with this, could there be additional tax or even rejection of parts at the customs office??
In this particular instance I wan't to buy some voltage reference IC's from Arrow, and have them delivered in NL.
Arrow offers currently free world wide shipping with the choice of: DHL Express Worldwide, FedEx international economy or priority, or UPS Worldwide Expedited.
Any preference of one over the other shipping methods in this matter?
Already asked Arrow but they didn't know.
 

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Re: Buying (in USA) and shipping (to EU) non ROHS compliant parts?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 04:25:12 pm »
A am quite sure, you wont have any problems. RoHS is a headache for selling, not buying.
 

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Re: Buying (in USA) and shipping (to EU) non ROHS compliant parts?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 05:18:15 pm »
Thanks!  :-+
 

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Re: Buying (in USA) and shipping (to EU) non ROHS compliant parts?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 05:44:04 pm »
The company should label it as an "gift" or for promotion.
I get a lot of gear from China who is label with anything for the custom.  :-+
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Re: Buying (in USA) and shipping (to EU) non ROHS compliant parts?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 04:27:55 pm »
I bought a non-ROHS Meanwell power supply from Mouser a few years ago (there was no CE mark either). After it died Meanwell here in Germany refused to repair it under warranty but they did sell me a replacement ROHS and CE certified unit at a very steep discount.
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Re: Buying (in USA) and shipping (to EU) non ROHS compliant parts?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 04:46:35 pm »
Parts don't need to be ROHS to import unlike complete devices. Not to say it would not matter even for devices (unless you live in Germany).
 

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Re: Buying (in USA) and shipping (to EU) non ROHS compliant parts?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 04:50:21 pm »
The company should label it as an "gift" or for promotion.
I get a lot of gear from China who is label with anything for the custom.  :-+
Waste of time asking American company for that, especially one as large as Arrow. Not to say it is quiet dangerous for US company to make fake customs declaration. BTW doesn't matter if it's a gift or not. The only thing that matters if it exceeds EUR 22 (including shipping). On top of that, everything that is sent by anything other than plain mail won't just pass customs anyway.
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DHL Express Worldwide, FedEx international economy or priority, or UPS Worldwide Expedited
Google (in Dutch) which of them has easier/cheaper customs procedure in Netherlands.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2017, 04:56:43 pm by wraper »
 

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Re: Buying (in USA) and shipping (to EU) non ROHS compliant parts?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2017, 07:23:40 pm »
There is an exemption for parts being used to repair older equipment, customs have no way of determining what the end purpose is.
If customs ask, tell them your repairing something.
 

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Re: Buying (in USA) and shipping (to EU) non ROHS compliant parts?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 08:18:21 pm »
There is an exemption for parts being used to repair older equipment, customs have no way of determining what the end purpose is.
If customs ask, tell them your repairing something.
That not the thing. Customs will never ask for that.
RoHS is in effect, if you want to sell a part or a device. You need to declare whether or not it conforms to it. You never have to declare if you are buying. For parts, there isnt actually a ban for it, so you can sell not RoHS parts, if your customer does not care about it.

Also, it is only an issue if you are selling to the consumer market, and you want CE. If you are industrial, B2B, you just say: BTW it is not RoHS, and they will tell you that nobody cares.
 

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Parts arrived by fedex international priority, no additional taxes, duties or customs charges.  :-+
 

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Re: Buying (in USA) and shipping (to EU) non ROHS compliant parts?
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 06:27:52 pm »
I think ROHS is really only enforced on companies selling mass produced gear. I've never heard of anyone running into trouble with small quantities of parts.
 

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Re: Buying (in USA) and shipping (to EU) non ROHS compliant parts?
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 06:41:40 pm »
I think ROHS is really only enforced on companies selling mass produced gear. I've never heard of anyone running into trouble with small quantities of parts.
Nor repairing products with non-RoHS solders and so on. It's a law noone really cares or enforces on the small guy as only a few people actually know what RoHS even is when it comes to law enforcement.
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Re: Buying (in USA) and shipping (to EU) non ROHS compliant parts?
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2017, 10:08:54 pm »
I think ROHS is really only enforced on companies selling mass produced gear. I've never heard of anyone running into trouble with small quantities of parts.
Nor repairing products with non-RoHS solders and so on. It's a law noone really cares or enforces on the small guy as only a few people actually know what RoHS even is when it comes to law enforcement.
Also RoHS  :bullshit: does not apply to military gear.
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Re: Buying (in USA) and shipping (to EU) non ROHS compliant parts?
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2017, 10:41:20 am »
I think ROHS is really only enforced on companies selling mass produced gear. I've never heard of anyone running into trouble with small quantities of parts.

OK, this isn't about RoHS but perhaps something to consider too.

I just had Texas Instruments cancel a boost converter evaluation board order (US to EU) because it isn't CE certified ... the TI rep told me I should instead buy the item from an EU distributor (same item, no CE marking either).
 


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