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Careers in Trade

Legal & Compliance

Careers center on navigating and ensuring adherence to international trade laws and regulations.

Below are samples of some exciting roles in this area to help guide your studies and career planning.

To find the trade-related graduate program that will best meet your career aspirations, visit the International Trade Rankings.

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International Trade Lawyer Re

International Trade Lawyer


As an International Trade Lawyer, your primary role is to guide companies through the intricate legal framework of global trade. You advise on trade regulations, agreements, and compliance requirements that vary across different countries.

Beyond being a legal advisor, you act as a strategic partner to businesses, helping them to mitigate risks and seize opportunities in international markets. Your expertise is key in negotiating trade deals, resolving disputes, and ensuring compliance with both international and domestic trade laws.


  • In-depth knowledge of international trade law and regulations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in negotiation and dispute resolution.
  • Ability to provide strategic legal advice.
  • Excellent communication skills for effective client interaction.

Growth Opportunities:

  • Potential to advance to senior legal positions within law firms or multinational corporations.
  • Opportunities to specialize in specific areas of international trade law and become an expert consultant in the field.


  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Law, with a specialization in International Trade Law. 
Customs Compliance Officer Re

Customs Compliance Officer


As a Customs Compliance Officer, you are responsible for ensuring the legal and efficient movement of goods across international borders. Your daily tasks include a thorough understanding and application of customs regulations, tariff codes, and trade agreements.

You manage and prepare necessary documentation, accurately classify goods, and advise on customs strategies to prevent costly delays and penalties.


  • Extensive knowledge of customs regulations and international trade.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in managing documentation and compliance processes.
  • Skilled in problem-solving and strategic planning.
  • Effective communication skills for liaising with various stakeholders.

Growth Opportunities

  • Career advancement could include leadership roles in customs compliance or international trade departments.
  • Potential to specialize in specific areas of customs law or international trade compliance, enhancing professional expertise.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Law or International Trade. 

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