By its design, the Belt and Road Initiative offers a variety of cross-border trade and investment opportunities, and people-to-people networking avenues. While there is no single Belt and Road treaty or trade agreement, a number of instruments and mechanisms create or reinforce ties among countries in the Initiative. At the same time, there is a degree of complementarity between ASEAN’s trade connectivity plans and those of the BRI. This seminar will examine a number of trade, investment and related business issues which are relevant to those operating in the BRI. It will include examples of trade agreements connecting various BRI countries, investment law issues and trade facilitation actions relevant to clients of law firms, whether they are MNCs or SMEs.