A quick googling around suggests this problem has been occurring around Europe all year. Also, no KID documents appear on SPDR (for SPY) (which I would expect the first to make sure these documents are available). So it could well be possible that it may be sometime (if ever) that these documents are available. It would seem to be rather disruptive to the markets if all EU investors were forced to dump all US-Domiciled ETFs. Also, with the lack of offerings in the EU side (coupled with lower liquidity), it may be prudent to start using the 'Basket Trader' feature in IB and 'roll your own' 'ETF'. However, the lack of access to the US ETF market does make it hard to claim IB as your 'Gateway to the Global Markets'.