Import and Export Job Opportunities
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There is so much opportunity in the import and export industry. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, imports account for about $1.2 trillion in goods while American companies export about $772 billion worth of goods to over one hundred countries overseas. With that said, that means that there are plenty of job opportunities in this industry. The demand is there and is not looking like it is going to slow down. Today we are going to look at three job opportunities within the import and export industry that you might want to consider!
Consider becoming a product sourcing agent. A product sourcing agent conveniently plugs into the export value chain. It requires little financial investment to start and does not require previous experience in the field to get started. This job entails constantly making contact and maintaining relationships with exporters. You will deal with farmers, local buying agents, and commodity merchants.
Another area you can consider is becoming an import and export broker. A trade agent or customs broker is someone who sends and receives goods to and from different countries. You will work with both importers and exporters by helping them prepare necessary documents for moving their products. This job requires working with clients and establishing connections in foreign companies.
If you are specialized in a certain industry, you can go overseas and ask to be a manufacturer representative. You will have the edge because you are the expert in the industry or a certain market. Foreign companies are constantly looking for experts to market their product in countries with a lot of potential opportunity. This might require a lot of travel and regional work but it is a job that is rewarding and fun at the same time.
If the import and export industry is one that interests you consider these job opportunities as there is high demand for workers during this time!
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