ISCO 08 Code 3324                 Trade brokers              (Updated; 17.03.09)

Lead Statement
Trade brokers buy and sell commodities and shipping services, usually in bulk, on behalf of their own company or for customers on a commission basis.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • establishing contact between buyers and sellers of commodities;
  • discussing buying or selling requirements of clients and giving advice accordingly;
  • buying  and selling cargo space on ships;
  • negotiating purchase or sale of commodities and commodity futures;
  • finding cargo and/or storage space for commodities and negotiating freight, shipping and storage charges;
  • monitoring and analyzing market trends and other factors affecting the supply and demand for commodities and shipping services.

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Commodities broker
  • Commodity futures dealer
  • Shipping broker

Excluded occupations

  • Finance broker - 3311
  • Finance dealer - 3311
  • Securities broker - 3311
  • Securities dealer - 3311
  • Insurance dealer - 3321

ISCO 88 Code(s) 3421
(NCvB; December 2009)