Capacity building through training and international collaborations
Research into new and effective packaging to meet local needs
Maintain links with international packaging bodies to be abreast with trends in the industry for technology transfer
Participation in international packaging related conferences, exhibitions and fairs to share information and experience
Increased exports arising from improved product presentation through effective packaging.
Assist industries especially Small and Medium Enterprises to develop or source cost effective and good quality packaging to make their products competitive on the international market
Be a sub-regional centre for training and development of packaging expertise.
Spearhead programmes and activities aimed at minimizing the impact of packaging on the environment
Support development of appropriate packaging for handling storage and distribution of food crops to minimize post harvest losses
Involvement in formulation of appropriate national packaging standards to ensure product safety.