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.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Market analysis

    The field of market analysis and research and its particular research methods.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Economics

    Economic principles and practices, financial and commodity markets, banking and the analysis of financial data.

  • 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.

  • Competition law

    The legal regulations that maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive behaviour of companies and organisations.

Skills

  • Maintain relations with local representatives

    Maintain good relations with representatives of the local scientific, economic and civil society.

  • 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.

  • Inspect government policy compliance

    Inspect public and private organisations to ensure proper implementation and compliance to government policies which apply to the organisation.

  • Develop trade policies

    Develop strategies which support economic growth and facilitate productive trade relations both nationally and internationally.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

assess risk factors maintain relationships with government agencies build business relationships investigate competition restrictions develop international cooperation strategies advise on government policy compliance perform project management liaise with local authorities develop professional network project management principles advise on legislative acts look after trade delegations carry out strategic research manage government policy implementation financial forecasting