To consider all aspects of production.
To promote, encourage and stimulate consumption worldwide.
To support investigation and research.
To monitor customs duties, trade barriers and be available to advise governmental bodies on their significance.
To coordinate and homogenize quality standards and trading terms within the framework of existing national and international bodies.
To promote reunions and international conventions within the profession, to further goodwill and mutual understanding and to keep members advised of events and developments within the trade.