Read about the Dutch and the colony of Batavia in Indonesia. They did not even want Dutch settlers in the colony or natives for that matter. They imported people from China because it was to be a 100% business. Many Dutch colonies had a hard time getting Dutch settlers to leave the home country.
Read about Belgium and the congo.
Same for France. Hard time getting French people to move to French Canada while under French control. Mainly people went there only to get the tier 1 resources for shipment back to Europe.
In Africa the natives traded the tier 1 resources for guns etc.
I could see India going from tier 1 to tier 2 but England fought this until the 1900's.
China rural versus China major city would also be tier 1 separate from teir 2.
The only tier 1 to teir 2 in the colonies would be after they declared independence and even then it would be hard as the major tags would try to keep the old system.
The Dutch in some cases did like free trade (in other tags colonies) so they could buy the tier 1 around the world and resell to other major tags. The other majors did not like free trade - they wanted all trade to flow back to the mother country. For example New York was a Dutch Colony and New York was open for free trade and located in the middle of England's colonies which England was trying to force to sell only to England. Solution? The English went to war and took New York from the Dutch and killed the free trade leaking out of New England.
I am not telling you what to do. You just asked people to speak up with ideas or forever remain quiet - so I spoke up.