Burundi joined the Integrated Framework (IF) in 2002, undertook a Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) that was validated in 2003 and subsequently benefitted from support through an IF project addressing constraints in standards compliance and support to the value chain for the production and export of essential oils, cut flowers and dried fruits and vegetables.
Under the EIF, Burundi undertook a DTIS Update which was validated in 2012. Also in 2012, an EIF Tier 2 project was approved and is now under implementation through UNIDO. The project advances Burundi's vision to ensure that agricultural goods (fruits, vegetables and coffee) produced and sold in Burundi and in regional and international export markets meet international market standards. Trade capacity building in Burundi mainly focuses on agricultural products because its economy largely depends on the agricultural sector which employs 90% of the population and also accounts for around 43% of GDP.