Teboho Jeremiah MOSIKARI* and Christinah SETSHEDI**
Transport infrastructure has become one of the prominent components of trade facilitation in
recent years to improve trade among economies. Therefore, this paper empirically investigates
the effect of transport infrastructure on high-tech manufactured exports among Brazil, Russia,
India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) countries for the period 2009-2020. The paper applied
the panel autoregressive distributed lag (PARDL) to investigate the objective of the study. The
results show a negative impact of transport infrastructure on high-tech manufactured exports.
The paper suggests that countries should consider improving transport infrastructure through
investment by erecting new transport networks such as roads and seaports and upgrading existing
links and technology.