Nairobi (HAN) September– International trade agreement news. David Malingha Doya, Bloomberg. exporters from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi will maintain duty-free access to Europe. The East African Community negotiated a draft agreement to extend preferential trade access with the European Union, intended to replace an interim accord expiring next week, Kenya’s Foreign Ministry said. If the Economic Partnership Agreement is ratified by the EU, exporters from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi will maintain duty-free access to Europe, the ministry said yesterday on its Twitter account, citing a signing ceremony that took place in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha.