Clearing and forwarding agents carry out customs clearance procedures and ensure that insurance, export/import licences and other formalities are in order (ILO, 2018).
RISK PROBABILITY BASED ON THE SEMINAL FREY AND OSBORNE STUDY
PROFESSIONAL GROUP CHARACTERISTICS AND SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS
Business Services Agents
Business services agents establish contacts to sell various business services such as advertising space in the media; carry out customs clearance activities ensuring that necessary documents are in order; match jobseekers with vacancies; find workers for employers; arrange contracts for the performance of athletes, entertainers and artists, as well as for the publication of books, the production of plays, or the recording, performance and sale of music; and plan and organize conferences and similar events (ILO, 2018).
- Conference and Event Planners
- Employment Agents and Contractors
- Real Estate Agents and Property Managers
- Business Services Agents Not Elsewhere Classified
- Forwarding agent
- Shipping agent
The occupation of Import/Export clerks grew exponentially as global international trade became more and more ubiquitous and was accompanied with an equal increase in bureaucratic procedures in terms of calculating tax, issuing invoices, printing receipts and payments etc.
With the wide adoption of ERPs (Enterprise Resource Platforms), the role of a person who needs to validate commercial value, tax requirements, etc. is now very much automated within the general framework of integration. There exist also dedicated platforms that offer a full range of monitoring tools above and beyond the normal tasks of an agent, like barcoding, import/export management, international and local forwarders, shipment tracking, truckload management, warehouse managements