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Importer or Exporter

Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the operations of an importing or exporting establishment.


Tasks Include:


  • identifying local and overseas business opportunities
  • developing and implementing business plans, and marketing, operating, human resource, pricing and credit policies and procedures
  • determining the mix of products and services to be provided and negotiating conditions of trade
  • liaising with local and overseas suppliers and distributors about orders and products
  • researching regulatory and statutory requirements affecting the importing, exporting, wholesaling and distribution of goods
  • monitoring business performance and preparing estimates, financial statements and reports of operations
  • appointing agents and distributors
  • arranging the shipping of goods into and out of the country
  • overseeing the display and sale of merchandise and preparation of product information for customer service staff and customers
Job prospects for Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers in Victoria

Occupations in the Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers group include Importer or Exporter and Wholesaler.

Employment prospects
There are currently 5,500 Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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