Job Title: 


Alternate Titles: 

Export controller,Export coordinator,Exporter,Import agent,Importer

Job Description: 

Importers and exporters buy commodities from overseas for the home market and sell home-produced commodities to overseas markets.


Entry does not depend on academic qualifications although some employers require candidates to have a degree or equivalent qualification. Some posts require candidates to have knowledge of a foreign language. Professional qualifications are available. Entrance to professional examinations requires GCSEs/S grades and A levels/H grades or equivalent qualifications.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 2
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 4.4
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • investigates and evaluates home and overseas demand for particular commodities;
  • obtains orders from buyers and arranges payment by bill of exchange, letter of credit or other means;
  • arranges for shipment of commodities overseas and ensures that insurance and export licences are in order;
  • carries out customs clearance procedures for imports, arranges their storage and delivery and sells them personally or through a commodity broker;
  • advises home and overseas producers on the likely future demand for their goods.
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