Under the support and guidance of the Belt and Road initiative，China has welcomed new opportunities for the export of mechanical and electrical products to France. By selecting the SITC Class 7 machinery and transport equipment as the research object, this paper firstly analyzes the current situation of Chinese Mechanical and Electrical Products Export to France. Secondly, this paper analyzes and calculates the influence factors and potentials of Chinese mechanical and electrical products export to France from 1998 to 2017 based on the expanded trade gravity model. The results show that: the main influence factors of China's export of mechanical and electrical products to France are GDP of China's mechanical and electrical products, the GDP of China and France, bilateral distance and trade openness, and the GDP of China's mechanical and electrical products is the most important reason. According to the export trade potential calculated by the regression results, the export trade relationship of mechanical and electrical products between China and France belongs to the potential development type, and the trade potential needs to be further explored. Conclusively, in terms of the outcomes of empirical analysis，some specific suggestions are put forward to further improve Chinese mechanical and electrical products export to France. First, modernizing the national governance system and governance capacity. Second, increasing the investment in scientific research and personnel training in the mechanical and electrical industry. Third, increasing investment in infrastructure along the China Europe train. Fourth, digging the potential of "one belt and one road" cooperation. Fifth, promoting independent brands. Sixth, focusing on cross-border e-commerce of mechanical and electrical products.
Ni, Lin and Sheng, Longkun, "Potential Analysis of Chinese Mechanical and Electrical Products Export to France—An Empirical Study Based on the Extended Trade Gravity Model" (2020). WHICEB 2020 Proceedings. 53.