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.


The Commonwealth Games

A Role for Economic Diplomacy in the Commonwealth?

The XXI Commonwealth Games take place at Gold Coast, Australia, in April 2018. Like the previous renditions of the Games, this sport mega-event – together with business networking initiatives like the ‘Trade 2018’ platform at Gold Coast – could contribute to promoting greater trade, investment and tourism in the Commonwealth, especially for the host location; fostering new trade in cultural goods and services; and triggering positive branding for the Commonwealth.


Keywords: sport, Commonwealth Games, trade, sports diplomacy, economics
JEL: Z2: Other Special Topics / Sports Economics; O19: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations; L83: Industrial Organization / Industry Studies: Services / Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism; F6: International Economics / Economic Impacts of Globalization
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