Profession trade development officer
Trade development officers develop and implement trade policies both internally and in international import and export relations. They analyse the domestic and foreign markets in order to promote and establish business operations, and ensure trade proceedings are compliant with legislation and businesses are protected from distortions.
- Enterprising / Conventional
- Market analysis
The field of market analysis and research and its particular research methods.
Economic principles and practices, financial and commodity markets, banking and the analysis of financial data.
- Business strategy concepts
The terminology related to the design and implementation of major trends and aims which are taken by an organisation's executives, while keeping in mind its resources, competition and environments.
- Government policy implementation
The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.
- International import export regulations
Know the principles that govern the import and export of products and equipment, trade restrictions, health and safety measures, licenses, etc.
- Competition law
The legal regulations that maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive behaviour of companies and organisations.
- International commercial transactions rules
Pre-defined commercial terms used in international commercial transactions which stipulate clear tasks, costs and risks associated with the delivery of goods and services.
- Corporate law
The legal rules that govern how corporate stakeholders (such as shareholders, employees, directors, consumers, etc) interact with one another, and the responsibilities corporations have to their stakeholders.
- Build international relations
Build positive communication dynamics with organisations from different countries in order to build a cooperative relationship and optimise information exchange.
- Promote free trade
Develop strategies for the promotion of free trade, open competition between businesses for the development of economic growth, in order to gain support for free trade and competition regulation policies.
- Perform market research
Gather, assess and represent data about target market and customers in order to facilitate strategic development and feasibility studies. Identify market trends.
- Develop trade policies
Develop strategies which support economic growth and facilitate productive trade relations both nationally and internationally.
- Inspect government policy compliance
Inspect public and private organisations to ensure proper implementation and compliance to government policies which apply to the organisation.
- Maintain relations with local representatives
Maintain good relations with representatives of the local scientific, economic and civil society.
- Establish collaborative relations
Establish a connection between organisations or individuals which may benefit from communicating with one another in order to facilitate an enduring positive collaborative relationship between both parties.
Optional knowledge and skillsdevelop professional network manage government policy implementation advise on legislative acts perform project management develop international cooperation strategies carry out strategic research assess risk factors build business relationships financial forecasting liaise with local authorities maintain relationships with government agencies project management principles advise on government policy compliance look after trade delegations investigate competition restrictions
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