Career Guide

Trade Policy

As barriers to trade and capital movement decline and foreign markets become increasingly interconnected, the impact of trade policies will continue to increase. Work in trade policy can involve analyzing markets; disseminating information on export financing; representing business interests to foreign government officials, national government agencies, and international organizations; researching development projects; and explaining foreign standards, testing, and certification requirements.

Skill Sets & Experience

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

  • Understanding of policy processes, particularly current trade regulations

  • Functional expertise in areas such as: economics, international finance, political risk management, strategic planning, or marketing

  • Regional expertise

  • Foreign language proficiency

  • Quantitative analysis