What is a Foreign Trade Manager?

Foreign Trade Manager Job Description

Foreign trade mangers have the responsibility of developing the foreign trade policies and procedures of their organization. They must ensure that all personnel involved in the importing and exporting of goods are compliant with government imposed regulations and procedures.



Typical Job Duties

• Review and approve import and export documentation, ensuring compliance with regulations and budgetary restrictions

• Develop and implement compliant processes and procedures for all import/export activities

• Manage all applicable international trade agreement programs, such as NAFTA

• Manage the database of the country of origin

• Confer with external counsel to resolve any compliance violations or issues which occur

• File customs disclosures when necessary

• Serve as primary point of contact for all Customs-related audits and compliance initiatives

• Supervise all employees involved in the export and import of goods; in order to ensure they are compliant with government imposed regulations



Scholarships for Becoming a Foreign Trade Manager

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Foreign Trade Manager. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Foreign Trade Manager. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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