New Packaging Technology Centre Coming

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) Packaging Technology Centre will soon be opened to improve packaging of local products. TBS Director Mr. Daimon Mwakyembe told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Investment and Trade recently that initial assessment has shown that Tanzanian products fail to break through the international market due to, among other things, poor packaging.

He told the committee which made a tour of the Bureau that the centre will be testing the quality of all packages for different local products to ensure that they meet international standards.

The centre which will also offer training to individuals and companies in the packaging industry so that they can offer services that meet international standards, has been jointly funded by the Government and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) with the former providing TZS 150 million and the latter TZS 300 million