Import-export specialists facilitate shipments crossing international borders. They may also be called import/export coordinators or import/export managers. Their main duty is to ensure that the shipment adheres to customs regulations. They may also track shipments and work with clients on reducing duties owed. Most professionals in the field have at least a bachelor's degree in a relevant area of business and experience. Job Duties: Import-export specialists have many duties. Primarily, they document shipments to ensure that they are in compliance with customs rules and regulations. Import-export specialists also counsel clients on matters like tariffs, insurance, and quotas. They categorize shipments according to a tariff coding system. This position also requires consulting with customs agents to ease passage of shipments through customs. Import-export specialists also counsel their clients how to reduce duties and taxes owed. Other duties of the import-export specialist have to do with shipment of the goods. They track the location of the shipment. They prepare goods for shipment, using the best, most economical packaging. Transportation, warehousing, or distribution of goods may also be a job duty of the import-export specialist. They determine how much insurance to take out on the shipment.