A final economic point to be mentioned when discussing the barriers is how most countries in the Belt would be dependent on crude oil exports. This means most of the huge opportunities that are projected for the future would need to be moderated or toned down until the budget actions and risks with respect to the oil sourcing are cleared. Chinese SMEs in these cases will hence have to view some of the opportunities and benefits as applicable in later situations. They are not exactly opportunities in current times but rather optimistic projections.
Finally, trade SMEs from China are a long way to adapting to an international labour market. A range of integrated services is now available and it is necessary for Chinese SMEs to adapt to this structure. They will not only be able to reduce the contract complexity that they could incur, but it would help them develop to more standard structures.
The barriers as presented above might seemingly prove too complex in the long run if Chinese SMEs do not make some change. However, the scrutiny and media debate that has been generated could trigger more attention to the subject.