China, Guangzhou November 29 – December 1 2017
24th World Ceramic Tiles Forum
The representatives of the ceramic tiles industry gathered on November, 29 to December, 1, 2017 in Guangzhou, China at the 24th World Ceramic Tiles Forum (WCTF).
It was hosted by the Chinese Building Ceramics Association(CBCSA) and Xian Yang Research & Design Institute of Ceramics (CNBM).
This year participants of the forum were from Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, the USA and the European Ceramic Tiles Manufacturers’ Association (CET).
The Forum provided an opportunity to discuss global trends in the production and consumption of ceramic tiles.
The WCTF discussed further the implementation of the new customs Harmonised System (HS) codes for ceramic tiles which entered into force in January 2017.
The Forum looked closely at the latest developments in international standardisation and national regulations relevant to ceramic tiles and more particularly at the sustainability of tiling systems.
The WCTF meetings 2018 will be hosted by ANFACER in Brazil, from 7 to 10 November.