Atlantic Council Africa Center senior fellow Aubrey Hruby explained in a recent interview at the Concordia Summit in New York that Africa is a new front in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war but nonetheless remains optimistic that some African countries are well-positioned to benefit from the ongoing turmoil.
Key Points From the Interview:
- Trade diversion: “As many U.S. companies move their manufacturing supply chains out of China and are looking for new locations. So, I think some African countries who are prioritizing industrial growth have an opportunity to attract some of that investment into light manufacturing.”
- Trade war: “I think [Africa] already is [a battleground in the trade war]. I do think that African countries need to continue to engage with China in a meaningful, rational and an economically sustainable way but at the same time they need to find ways to forge news partnerships both with the U.S. government and U.S. companies.”
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