Exporting usually involves traveling abroad, translating documents, converting to the metric system, understanding export terms and other exercises not required for selling domestically. To help you make these adjustments, we have assembled a variety of aids. Conversions Between Metric and English Units is a calculator that will help you make the conversions.
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- Getting a Passport or Visa - American Passport Enterprise -- A nationally recognized, non-government, U.S. passport service. They work with the U.S. Passport Agency and foreign consulates to secure U.S. passports and visas in as little as 24 hours.
- U.S. Department of State
Passport Services – Provides information and services to American citizens about how to obtain, replace or change a passport.
Visa Services – Learn about different types of U.S. visas, the application process, and to better understand the requirements you need to meet to receive your visa.
Travel Warnings and Consular Information – What Are Travel Warnings, Consular Information Sheets and Public Announcements?
Traveling Abroad – Deals with issues of health, safety, emergencies, registration with embassies, etc.
Living Abroad – Links access information about living, studying and teaching abroad.
- World Calendar and Time Zones – Timeanddate.com -- Site has all the official holidays and celebrations for most countries in the world. Provides calculators to figure time zone differences.
- Embassy & Consulate Resources – Embassy World -- Directory of world's embassies and consulates.
- Fair Guide – The Exhibitors Fair Guide -- Use this guide to find fairs and exhibits to display and sell your products.
- Business Travel Abroad – UNZCO.com -- It is highly recommended that company officials visit the countries to examine the markets where they are considering selling their products before any transaction occurs.
- Free and Professional Translation – Free2Professional Translation -- Provides a variety of translation services.
- World Lingo – Translation, Globalization, Location -- A variety of multilingual products and services.
- Free Text Translation – AltaVista.com -- Enter up to 150 words and have it translated.
- Translation Experts – Translation tools for purchase.
- Language Tools – Google -- Search the Web in a Foreign Language.
- Understanding Exchange Rates: A Weakening U.S. Dollar--Good, Bad, or Indifferent for Florida Farmers and Agribusinesses? – University of Florida Extension -- The weakening U.S. dollar is very much talked about, but should farmers in general and those in Florida in particular really care?
- Foreign Exchange Rates Daily Update – Federal Reserve Board -- The weekly release is posted on Monday. Daily updates of the weekly release are posted Tuesday through Friday on this site.
- Agricultural Exchange Rate Data Set – Economic Research Service, USDA -- Monthly historic exchange rates.
- Foreign Exchange – Federal Reserve Bank of New York -- Monitors and analyzes global financial market developments and manages the U.S. foreign currency reserves.
- Trade-weighted Exchange Rates – Agricultural Issues Center, University of California -- The University of California Agricultural Issues Center calculated exchange rate indices for important "California" commodities that are weighted by a particular commodity's pattern of imports and exports.
Exchange Rate Calculators
- Exchanges Rate Conversion – Oanda.com -- A multi-lingual currency converter with up-to-date exchange rates provided from leading market data contributors and filtered for validity.
- Currency Calculator – x-rates.com -- A calculator to compare the value of one currency to another.
- On-line Currency Converter – Science made simple -- Converts the value to one currency to another.
- Metric and Other Conversions – Online Conversion -- Convert just about anything to anything else. Over 5,000 units and 50,000 conversions.
- Online Metric Converter – Sciencemadesimple.net -- Online conversion of a wide range of measurements.
- Ag Calculator – Chicago Board of Trade -- Bushel to metric ton conversions.
- Conversion Factors for Trade and Commerce – National Institute of Standards and Technology -- A comprehensive listing of conversions.
- The Everyday Metric System – A listing of common metric conversations -- U.S. Metric Association.
- Metric Symbols – U.S. Metric Association -- Commonly used metric system units, symbols and prefixes.
- Area Calculator – Ropin’ the Web, Alberta Government -- Converts square inches to square centimeters, square feet to square meters, square yards to square meters, square miles to square kilometers, square acres to square hectares and vice-versa.
- Capacity Calculator – Ropin’ the Web, Aberta Government -- Converts gallons to liters and vice-versa.
- Length Calculator – Ropin’ the Web, Alberta Government -- Converts inches to centimeters, feet to meters, yards to meters, miles to kilometers and vice-versa.
- Mass Calculator – Ropin’ the Web, Alberta Government -- Converts ounces to grams, pounds to kilograms and vice-versa.
- Volume Calculator – Ropin’ the Web, Alberta Government -- Converts cubic inches to cubic centimeters, cubic yards to cubic meters, cubic feet to cubic meters and vice-versa.