CII and the Development Division of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) had jointly prepared a report titled “India-Africa: South-South Trade and Investment for Development” which was released on 9 July 2013 on the sidelines of the 4th WTO Global Review of Aid for Trade event, held at WTO headquarters in Geneva. India and Africa's burgeoning trade and investment growth over the last decade are discussed. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Export Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) initiatives through the India-Africa Conclave and other Government of India initiatives, towards enhancing India-Africa trade is also detailed in the study.
To further understand the dynamics of this vibrant relationship, CII surveyed some 60 key Indian and African companies and business associations - a survey undertaken in collaboration with the WTO. The report details a series of recommendations on how development assistance and investments in tandem could help smooth out potential bottlenecks towards a more sustainable investment-led trade growth relationship between India and Africa.