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Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

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.

English

China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Boosting trade opportunities for Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

English

Keywords: belt and road initiative, trade, China, sub-Saharan Africa
JEL: O55: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economywide Country Studies / Economywide Country Studies: Africa; O18: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / Economic Development: Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure; F63: International Economics / Economic Impacts of Globalization / Economic Impacts of Globalization: Economic Development; F15: International Economics / Trade / Economic Integration
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