Import/Export Officer

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Import/export officers manage the logistical and administrative aspects of the import and export of goods. They are usually employed by manufacturing companies or specialist organisations who manage the import/export requirements of their clients. Typical tasks include:

  • Preparing documentation and keeping records for use by both the company itself and regulatory bodies such as customs
  • Liaising with transportation companies
  • Coordinating shipments and processing orders

There is no specific educational path to a career in the import/export industry, though foreign language skills, policy and legislation knowledge and the general written and verbal communication skills gained in a tertiary degree are well regarded. Experience in customs, international trade, inventory, logistics and supply chain are all highly sought by employers.