The duty of import/export employees is to import and export goods on behalf of a client, to comply with contracts agreed, regulations and processes in force.
Depending on the type of goods entrusted by the client they must search and select the different service providers involved, on their own or in collaboration with a sales department.
They must keep up to date with the progress of the transport, provide information to the chain stakeholders and issue invoices. These employees, generally holding a bachelor degree in transport, transport and logistics or International business, must show good interpersonal and organizational skills, thoroughness and readiness. They must master computer technologies.
They may work for shipowners, maritime agents, freight forwarders or logistics providers.
Source: multiple Internet sources, specialized literature, testimonials (Pratic-Export, Pôle-emploi cards, Wikipedia, Onisep, CNRTL, Umep à la Page…)Published on: 07 May 2014