Here’s why China’s trade deal with Mauritius matters

Lauren Johnston, Marc Lanteigne World Economic Forum |

Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash
Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash

Beijing approaches regional trade policies via small states first, such as New Zealand. Given the complexity of reaching an agreement with the EU, Beijing instead focused on free trade talks with non-EU European economies. African trade policy leaders best watch the China-Mauritius FTA closely. 2021 marks the start of two important trade policy developments in Africa.


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