World Ceramic Tiles Forum in Brazil
The 20th World Ceramic Tiles Forum took place in Brazil, Rio-de-Janeiro from 5th to 10th November and was organized by Anfacer, the Brazilian Association of Ceramic Tiles Manufacturers.
The World Ceramic Tiles Forum (WCTF) was created in 1994 and is the annual meeting of the ceramic tiles manufacturers worldwide.
This year the Forum was attended by the representatives of ceramic industry from many countries, and namely, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, USA, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE and Ukraine.
At the WCTF meeting the upward trends in ceramic tiles global consumption and production were revealed, as well as the up-date of the current process in the World Customs Organization (WCO), also the outdated Harmonized System (HS) classification determining customs codes for ceramic tiles was reviewed. Moreover, the participants of this session of the Forum discussed the developments in standardization at national and international level and shared the main tendencies, challenges and experiences in the trade of their respective countries.