Ethiopia joined the Integrated Framework (IF) in 2002 and undertook a Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) that was validated in November 2003. The DTIS findings were incorporated into Ethiopia's "Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty" (PASDEP) of September 2006, in the chapter on trade and industrial development. The priorities identified included improving business climate and targeting high export potential industries, such as leather, textiles, sugar and horticulture and floriculture.
Moreover, the Government of Ethiopia subsequently prepared an action plan to implement the DTIS Action Matrix with the support from a Window II project on institutional capacity building.
Many of the DTIS Action Matrix priorities in support of trade facilitation, and supporting horticulture and floriculture were subsequently implemented as well as priorities identified for WTO accession which were later on added.