When RoHS exemptions expire on 22 July 2016, any Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) already on the EU market can continue to be sold.
However new EEE using expired exemptions cannot be placed on the market beyond the 22nd.
Components that use the exemptions will no longer be compliant after 22 July 2016 so manufacturers cannot use them to make ROHS compliant EEE.
They can however be used as spare parts in older EEE or in products out of the scope of RoHS.
Companies will have to reflect any changes to status. With thanks to Dr Paul Goodman at Edif ERA.