The original Reference Document on Best Available Techniques (BAT) in the Ceramic Manufacturing Industry, the Ceramic BREF, was published in 2007. This Ceramic BREF is important for every ceramic sector as it plays an important role in the process designed to obtain the site's operating permit.
The European Commission is expected to start revising the Ceramic BREF in 2017. In order to prepare for the revision, Cerame-Unie set up a Task Force composed of BREF experts from all ceramic sectors. The first CU BREF Task Force meeting took place on 15 December 2015 and will continue to work throughout 2016.