Importer directs container trucks of stock at the sea port

Importer and Exporter

Importers or Exporters manage the operations of importing or exporting establishments.

Overview

Importers or Exporters manage the operations of importing or exporting establishments.

Day-to-day

  • identifies local and overseas business opportunities
  • develops and implements business plans, as well as the policies and procedures for marketing, operating, human resource, pricing and credit
  • determines the mix of products and services to be provided and negotiates conditions of trade
  • liaises with local and overseas suppliers and distributors about orders and products
  • researches regulatory and statutory requirements affecting the importing, exporting, wholesaling and distribution of goods
  • monitors business performance and prepares the estimates, financial statements and reports of operations.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become an Importer and Exporter

  • You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in commerce to work as an Importer or Exporter. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Take a Certificate IV in Business (Procurement)

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