Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

2071-9914 (online)
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The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Boosting trade opportunities for Sub-Saharan Africa You or your institution have access to this content

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Garth le Pere1
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  • 1: University of Pretoria, South Africa

29 Aug 2017
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This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics explores the linkages and the opportunities the BRI presents for Sub-Saharan African countries. This takes on added importance since China not only is Africa’s largest trading partner on a country basis but also has established a critical geopolitical presence across the continent.
belt and road initiative, sub-Saharan Africa, trade, China
JEL Classification:
  • F15: International Economics / Trade / Economic Integration
  • F63: International Economics / Economic Impacts of Globalization / Economic Impacts of Globalization: Economic Development
  • O18: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / Economic Development: Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
  • O55: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economywide Country Studies / Economywide Country Studies: Africa