Zambia's SMEs urged to raise packagin...

Zambia's SMEs urged to raise packaging standards

Monday Sep 10 Read more: Iol.co.za

The International Trade Centre on Monday urged Zambia's small and medium enterprises to improve packaging standards to make their products more competitive on international markets and also called for more investment into local packaging centres for agri-food processors. Speaking at the opening of the World Export Development Forum in the capital Lusaka, ITC deputy executive director Dorothy Tembo said agri-food and agri-business sectors, which contribute the most to the formal and informal economy, faced stiff competition from imported processed and packaged foods.

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