Becoming an Importer or Exporter
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Becoming an Importer or Exporter

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Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the operations of an importing or exporting establishment.
Training time 6 months - 2 years
Average pay $66,515
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,000

What does an Importer or Exporter do?

  • 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

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