3324-Trade brokers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Trade brokers
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Job Description: 
Trade brokers buy and sell commodities and shipping services, usually in bulk, on behalf of their own company or for customers on a commission basis.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) establishing contact between buyers and sellers of commodities
  • (b) discussing buying or selling requirements of clients and giving advice accordingly
  • (c) buying and selling cargo space on ships
  • (d) negotiating purchase or sale of commodities and commodity futures
  • (e) finding cargo and/or storage space for commodities and negotiating freight, shipping and storage charges
  • (f) monitoring and analyzing market trends and other factors affecting the supply and demand for commodities and shipping services.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Commodities broker
- Commodity futures dealer
- Shipping broker


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
Finance broker - 3311
Finance dealer - 3311
Securities broker - 3311
Securities dealer - 3311
Insurance dealer - 3321

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