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

Knowledge

  • Economics

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

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures related to the application of government policies at all levels of public administration.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Market analysis

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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 with government policies which apply to the organisation.

  • Build international relations

    Build positive communication dynamics with organisations from different countries in order to build a cooperative relationship and optimise information exchange.

  • Develop trade policies

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

  • 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 skills

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