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Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers

Overview

Importers, Exporters and Wholesalers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of importing, exporting and wholesaling establishments. The links below provide quick access to basic information for this occupation.  Greater detail can be found using any of the page tabs above. A one page printable summary of the key statistics for this occupation can also be found under the Reports and Links tab above. Just click on the tab and follow the link for Occupational Bulletin.

Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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
  • implementing after-sales service procedures

Job Titles

  • Importer or Exporter
  • Wholesaler

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