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Export-Import Specialists

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You may be able to find part-time or summer employment in a large store or other retail establishment, which will provide helpful insight into a merchandising career. After graduating from high school, an internship with an international company will give you valuable exposure to the export-import field. Discussions with professionals already working in the field are an excellent way to learn about career opportunities. Freight forwarders are among the best sources of information and assistance on U.S. export regulations and documentation, shipping methods, and foreign import regulations. In addition, to familiarize yourself with the field, pay attention to news reports on the U.S. trade balance, trade policies, and export and import levels of major goods, such as automobiles.

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