1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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1192-11 Importer or Exporter

Plans, organises and administers the operations of a business which imports or exports goods.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is usually a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • identifies local and overseas business opportunities and determines the mix of products and services to be provided and negotiates conditions of sale with producers
  • researches regulatory and statutory requirements affecting the import and export of goods to and from Australia
  • liaises with customs officers and other government representatives to ensure that goods being imported are legal, and meet Australian standards
  • develops a business plan and implements marketing, operating, personnel, pricing and credit policy and procedures
  • appoints agents and/or distributors
  • arranges the shipping of goods to and from Australia
  • monitors the performance of the business and prepares estimates, financial statements and reports of import-export operations
  • may provide quotes to customers and organise promotional campaigns for the business or for customers' products

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